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Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (6th Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:15 pm on 25th January 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Goldie Baroness Goldie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) 6:15 pm, 25th January 2017

My Lords, the Government want to make this a country that works for everyone. That is why we have introduced Clauses 80 and 81 of the Bill. Amendments 438 and 439 simply clarify the role of Treasury consent in establishing a system for alternative payment contributions to be dealt with other than by payment into the consolidated fund. They are narrow and functional amendments.

I know that the noble Lord, Lord Sharkey has a considerable interest in the introduction of alternative student finance as provided for in Clauses 80 and 81. I beg to move.