Date lodged: 15 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what progress it is making in implementing the recommendations of the Commission for Widening Access.
Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 23 March 2017
In line with the recommendation made by the Commission, and informed by the statement from the First Minister in Parliament on 25 May 2016, the Government will publish a formal report on progress against the Commission’s recommendations in May this year.
In terms of early action, the Government immediately accepted the targets proposed by the Commission, has appointed a Commissioner for Fair Access and will ensure provision of a care experience bursary for eligible students studying in 2017-18.