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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 15th March 2012.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Labour, Sheffield Central 10:30 am, 15th March 2012

As the Government have stumbled from the tuition fees debacle, through the uncertainty caused by core and margin and AAB, the reputational damage of international student visa policy, and the failure to develop policy on postgraduate education, will the Secretary of State admit—he has rightly identified this in other areas of Government policy—that the Government lack a compelling vision for UK higher education, and that that is behind today’s fall in our international reputational rankings?