HC Deb 19 June 1984 vol 62 c128
3. Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is satisfied with the implementation of the Education (Fees and Awards) Act 1983.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education and Science (Mr. Peter Brooke)

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Alton

Is the Minister aware that some students have been placed in an invidious position because they have been told that they may be suspended from their studies? For others, there is the possibility that degrees or certificates will be withheld unless fees are paid. Is that an attitude with which the Government agree?

Mr. Brooke

The hon. Gentleman is probably aware that the institutions concerned have discretion in this matter.