Higher Education: Northern Ireland

Treasury written question – answered on 7th March 2012.

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Photo of Steve Pound Steve Pound Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any element of the Northern Ireland block grant is hypothecated for further and higher education in Northern Ireland.

Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

No elements of the Northern Ireland block grants are hypothecated. Once overall public expenditure budgets have been determined, the devolved Administrations have freedom to make their own spending decisions on devolved programmes within their overall totals.

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