SCOTLAND: Bid to outlaw full fees for English

A bid is to be made in the House of Lords to make it illegal for Scottish universities to charge only English students full tuition fee costs, writes David Maddox for The Scotsman. The amendment to the Scotland Bill is to be placed by Scottish Labour peer Lord Foulkes.

The move follows an announcement by Birmingham-based lawyer Phil Shiner that he plans to make a human rights challenge against the current regime, which sees English students forced to pay the full rates of up to £9,000 (US$14,700) a year.

Lord Foulkes said that he had received strong cross-party support for his amendment, which he argues will end an "injustice which unfairly discriminates against the English". He pointed out that the Scottish government paid the fees of students from EU member states.
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