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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-08811: Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 13 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, what its position is on whether the 2017-18 guidance issued to the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) by the Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science on 30 March 2017 reflects a narrowing of the focus of the SFC to prioritise on issues within the remit of the new strategic board following phase one of the Skills and Enterprise review.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 11 May 2017

This year’s letter of guidance clearly sets out Ministers’ priorities for the HE and FE sectors and the process is no different from previous years.