§ Mr. Hannan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland which universities in Scotland are empty and idle during the summer months; and whether he will discuss with them a four-term year to make greater economic use of buildings, equipment and teachers.
§ Mr. Ross
The possible introduction of a four-term year is a matter for the university authorities themselves. On the general question of the use of university facilities during vacations I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Bedfordshire. South (Mr. Gwilym Roberts) on 19th January.—[Vol. 739 cols. 622–3]