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Committee (2nd Day) (Continued)

Part of Scotland Bill – in the House of Lords at 2:33 pm on 2nd February 2012.

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Photo of Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Labour 2:33 pm, 2nd February 2012

My Lords, it is my pleasure to move Amendment 22, which would prevent the Scottish Executive and the Scottish Parliament from imposing discriminatory fees on students at Scottish universities who are resident in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. The noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, has a similar amendment, Amendment 24. I must insist that he tabled it quite separately from my amendment and without any collusion whatever. I am saying this because his off-the-cuff comment earlier about the roadshow of the "toxic two" has been picked up north of the border and is already causing some interest. Both amendments were tabled with the same purpose.