§ 34. Mr. van Straubenzee
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will now make a statement on the Government's policy regarding those recommendations in the Report from the Select Committee on Education and Science on Student Relations which are addressed to the Government.
§ Mr. Edward Short
I am still considering the recommendations addressed to the Government. I shall publish a reply as soon as I can.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
Have not we been waiting patiently for rather too long for a response from the Government to this important report'? If the Government do not feel able to deal with all the recommendations addressed to them, are they able to make some progress, for example, with the conduct of student unions?
§ Mr. Christopher Price
My right hon. Friend expressed the hope that a response would be made by April, but it has not yet been made. Is he aware that the recommendation for inquiries at certain colleges and universities is an urgent matter, and that the sooner comments are received on this the sooner we can dispose of the matter?
§ Sir E. Boyle
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many people in the university world would not go the whole way with this report, but none the less feel that some individual recommendations, like the proposal for a registrar/ student union constitution, has much to be said for it? Will he give a definite undertaking that he will make an announcement on some individual recommendations 570 before the House rises for the Summer Recess?