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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03283: Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 29 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it has not responded in full to the findings in the paper, Taught Postgraduate Review: Working Group Final Report, which was published on 21 December 2015, and by what date it will issue its response.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 27 October 2016

The Scottish Government wants to increase participation in postgraduate study and has considered the recommendations made in Professor MacGregor's final report.

The Programme for Government made clear an updated package of support will be available to eligible students in academic year 2017-18 and Ministers will announce further detail on this soon.