Today in Parliament, I asked the Universities Minister, Jo Johnson MP, if the UK Government planned to reintroduce the post-study work visa to Scotland.

The Scottish Affairs Committee concluded in February that the scrapping of the UK-wide visa scheme in 2012 had made Scotland a less attractive destination to study, with the number of non-EU students remaining in Scotland after graduation falling by over 80%.

Despite pressure from across the political parties in Scotland, the UK Government excluded Scotland from a pilot scheme currently rolled out at four universities in England.

A number of my SNP colleagues also questioned the Minister on this issue, however, he failed to provide any of us with a coherent answer and simply dodged the question repeatedly.

You can watch it by clicking the link below:

http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/3ea8e44a-a3dc-4aad-8af2-3ec470ee4ef6?in=14%3A38%3A14&out=14%3A40%3A58

 


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