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Tourism is the main catalyst for economic development in South Down, which will have a land border with the EU. How will that burgeoning cross-border tourism trade be nurtured and financially protected in the face of the challenges from Brexit and given that the Republic of Ireland’s VAT rate on tourism is 9% whereas in my constituency it is 20%?
Does the hon. Gentleman agree that these international students add to the scholarly, research and investigative processes undertaken by universities in terms of academic freedom and the richness of our society?
The hon. Lady will be well aware that Northern Ireland, where both education and higher education are devolved, does not have any political authority at the moment due to the lack of political institutions being up and running. That is particularly damaging for us, with Brexit looming, because our universities rely on EU migrants both for their teaching and student populations. Does she agree...
Non-affiliated Peer, Former Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for South Down
Entered the House of Lords on 16 October 2019
Previously MP for South Down until 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Entered the Assembly on 26 November 2003 — General election
Left the Assembly on 31 March 2012 — Resigned
Party was Social Democratic and Labour Party until 3 May 2017
Also represented South Down
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
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Last updated: 2 May 2017.
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