To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with representatives of the devolved governments on the future of the Erasmus+ scheme.
The UK as a whole participates in the Erasmus+ Programme and the department is the national authority for the programme in the UK. The department oversees the work of the UK National Agency, which is responsible for the management and delivery of the programme across the UK, including in the devolved administrations.
My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education and I regularly discuss matters relating to education and exiting the EU with the devolved administrations. For example, last month I met with my counterparts from the devolved administrations to discuss higher education in relation to our exit from the EU, which included a discussion on Erasmus+.
Department officials also hold regular meetings on the topic of Erasmus+ with officials from the devolved administrations to ensure close cooperation on this matter.
The department will continue to closely engage with the devolved administrations going forward and ensure that their views are taken into account with regards to the future of the Erasmus+ Programme.