Today I had my first opportunity to ask a question to the Prime Minister at PMQs.

I know that British universities, including the great university in my own constituency, are extremely concerned about the implications of exiting the European Union, particularly on their capacity for providing the world-class research and development that is a vital contribution to our economy and society.

This is the question I asked to the Prime Minister, and you can watch a video of our exchange below:

Mr Speaker I’m sure the whole house will be delighted the UK hosts disproportionate numbers of the world’s finest universities. However, some of them are saying that they are already being shut out of collaborations with other fine universities in the European Union, in anticipation of Brexit. This has serious and immediate implications for scientific, medical, engineering and other research and for our economic prosperity. Can the Prime Minister please explain how she intends to remedy this situation?

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