HC Deb 31 January 2003 vol 398 c1067W
Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions he has had with(a) the Scottish Executive and (b) Scottish university representatives as to the possible implications for Scotland of the changes for English and Welsh universities announced in his statement of 22 January 2003, Official Report, columns 301–09. [93741]

Margaret Hodge

[holding answer 28 January 2003]: My right hon. Friend meets members of the Scottish Executive from time to time in the course of normal business, as indeed do I. There have also been specific discussions during the higher education review, including the possible implications for Scotland.

The White Paper, "The Future of Higher Education", identified the need for further discussions with the Devolved Administrations to consider the impact of our proposals for student and institutional funding on flows of students between UK countries.

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