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Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:04 pm on 19th March 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Brown of Cambridge Baroness Brown of Cambridge Crossbench 12:04 pm, 19th March 2020

My Lords, in the light of these Covid-19 emergency measures, which are entirely understandable, what help will the Government provide to our excellent universities, which, as we heard earlier, are contributing significantly to our understanding of this emergency and to its solution? We need to recognise that those universities now face the triple whammy of uncertainty over A-levels and admissions for the autumn, and therefore fees from UK students, the loss of overseas student fees and other income—for example, from residencies—and, in the light of the falls in stock markets internationally, a potential emergency revaluation of the USS pension scheme.