Higher Education: Funding
House of Lords
Lord Laird (UUP)
To ask her Majesty's Government whether they will adjust the Scottish block grant relating to spending on universities when free tuition is granted in Scotland to Northern Ireland students on production of an Irish passport and not through ascertaining the student's country of residence.
Lord Sassoon (Commercial Secretary, HM Treasury; Conservative)
Education is a matter devolved to the Scottish Government. Once overall public expenditure budgets have been determined, the devolved Administrations have freedom to make their own spending decisions on devolved programmes within their overall totals.