Universities: Erasmus Programme - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:00 pm on 12th July 2016.

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Photo of Lord Pearson of Rannoch Lord Pearson of Rannoch UKIP 3:00 pm, 12th July 2016

My Lords, do the Government accept that there is no such thing as EU aid to the United Kingdom because we send it some £20 billion a year gross, of which it sends back around half, or some £10 billion per annum? In other words, for every pound that it sends us we have sent it two. Surely that means that we have plenty in hand to go on funding this sort of programme and other worthy initiatives, if that is what our elected Government want to do?