The Councils of UKRI

Part of Higher Education and Research Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:00 am on 18th October 2016.

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Photo of Gordon Marsden Gordon Marsden Shadow Minister (Education) 11:00 am, 18th October 2016

I thank the Minister for his response and for the opportunity to have a broader discussion of the circumstances in which UKRI would develop. I think I made it clear that on looking at the drafting of the provision we thought there was already a requirement for an affirmative resolution, but I am grateful to the Minister for confirming that, with reference to clause 107. At the end of the day, the list of people whom the Minister must satisfy includes not just the Opposition but the whole academic and scientific community. I am glad that he recognises that, and beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.