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Higher Education White Paper

Volume 403: debated on Thursday 10 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, what representations he has received from Wales regarding the White Paper on higher education. [108255]

My right hon. Friend and I meet from time to time, as do our officials, with the Welsh Assembly Government to discuss the HE White Paper proposals. Paragraph 7.52. of the White Paper 'The Future of Higher Education' identifies the need for further discussions with the devolved Administrations to consider the impact of our proposals for student and institutional funding on flows of students between UK countries.We have had seven comments from Wales on the White Paper.