HC Deb 10 December 1997 vol 302 c1154 12.38 am
Mr. Andrew George (St. Ives)

I wish to present a petition from the people of Cornwall—in response to an overwhelming demand, on both academic and economic grounds—for a university college in Cornwall. Cornwall once had its own university college, and it now demands that that need be met, not through distance learning but through a properly resourced university campus.

The petition states: The petition of the people of Cornwall declares that a new University College is needed for Cornwall. The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Secretary of State for Education and Employment to address the need for a University College based in Cornwall.

In the past few weeks, the petition has been signed by 3,158 people in west Cornwall.

To lie upon the Table.