Higher Education: Tuition Fees

House of Lords written question – answered on 13th December 2010.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the block grants to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be adjusted if those countries do not adjust the maximum cap in university fees so that students from those countries pay the same as English students.

Photo of Lord Sassoon Lord Sassoon The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

The devolved administrations received Barnett consequentials of the changes made to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills budget in the 2010 Spending Review. No further adjustments will be made to the block budgets of the devolved administrations to reflect their policy and spending allocation decisions on university fees.

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