Date lodged: 2 October 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it provides all secretariat support to the Further and Higher Education Support Review and all the sub groups, or whether staff from Virgin Money are also providing such support.
Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 25 October 2017
As set out in the original remit for the review (which can be found at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Education/UniversitiesColleges/studentsupportreview), Scottish Government officials provide secretariat support. This support has extended to both the main Review group and the review’s sub-groups. In order to help her carry out aspects of the role of independent chair of the review, Ms Gadhia has drawn support from members of her team within Virgin Money UK.