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Universities: International Students

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Economy – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 3:00 pm on 25th October 2016.

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Photo of Claire Hanna Claire Hanna Social Democratic and Labour Party 3:00 pm, 25th October 2016

I thank the Minister for his answers. Will he outline what mitigation plans his Department has in place to address the potential shortfall in funding if we lose the Horizon 2020 fund? We may be a less attractive destination to students, who, potentially, would not be able to get visas because of the uncertainty around Brexit. Might that shortfall and burden be placed on students?