Higher Education

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:39 pm on 13th June 2007.

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Photo of David Stewart David Stewart Labour 2:39 pm, 13th June 2007

First, I warmly welcome the cabinet secretary to her new post. I wish her well with her challenging and demanding portfolio.

Does the cabinet secretary share my view that equality of opportunity is a key principle in the development of higher education? What action does she propose to redress the unequal geographical distribution of universities, with particular reference to the Highlands and Islands?