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Section 8 — Funding of the Council
Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3
Pauline McNeill (Labour)
We have a duty to ensure that Scottish students are not disadvantaged. Before the minister closes, I want him to address two points. First, section 8(6) refers to the fees paid to the fundable body
"by such class of persons as the Scottish Ministers may by order specify".
That means that the fees cannot be varied between institutions. Secondly, if Mike Pringle's amendment is agreed to and the minister brings before a committee of the Parliament a fee for English students, how would he set the fee? What is his thinking on that?