Tuition Fees

Part of Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 9:24 pm on 30th November 2010.

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Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Minister of State (Universities and Science) 9:24 pm, 30th November 2010

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for allowing me to intrude on this Scottish argument. Do we not have here a very clear comparison of the two systems? Does he accept that we have fees and loans in England and a very different system in Scotland? Contrary to what we heard, will he confirm that it is therefore very significant that we have 4,900 English domiciled students going to Scottish universities but 11,500 Scottish students coming to English universities? What does that tell us about the two systems?