HC Deb 03 March 1966 vol 725 c335W
Mr. Russell Johnston

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what provisions are being made in the formulation of the charters of the new technological universities to ensure proper representation of student opinion.

Mr. Prentice

The formulation of these charters is a matter for the individual governing bodies. The Committee of the Privy Council concerned, of which my right hon. Friend is a member, has, after taking the advice of the University Grants Committee, asked them to consider the inclusion, where this has not already been done, of provisions for authorising the establishment within each university of an association representing the student body, and for empowering the Council and Senate to establish joint committees of themselves and representatives of the student body.