Brexit: EU Students’ Tuition Fees - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:26 pm on 29th April 2019.

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Photo of Lord Lansley Lord Lansley Conservative 5:26 pm, 29th April 2019

My Lords, my noble friend has made clear, even if he has not said so, that the Government intend to implement the withdrawal agreement. In doing so, clearly we would extend the availability of domestic fee status to EU students in 2020. Should we be unable to do so, can my noble friend tell the House whether the Government have taken the powers—I do not recall them doing so—or intend to take the powers to enter into bilateral agreements with other EU countries for a reciprocal arrangement of the kind that replicates the current system?