Universities: Scotland

Scotland Office written question – answered on 14th July 2020.

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Photo of Mhairi Black Mhairi Black Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with Scottish universities on the Government's 4 May 2020 announcement on student number controls.

Photo of Alister Jack Alister Jack The Secretary of State for Scotland

Funding decisions affecting students who live in England are for the Department of Education to determine, however Scotland Office Ministers and officials have had a number of discussions with Universities Scotland on this matter.

In those discussions we have reiterated the point that the Scottish Government has a responsibility to ensure that the university sector in Scotland is properly funded.

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