HC Deb 15 December 1971 vol 828 cc136-7W
Mr. Alan Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what action she will take under her 1944 Act powers to establish an independent inquiry into the present dispute at Swansea College of Education.

Mr. van Straubenzee

This dispute concerns the expulsion of a student on academic grounds. The Articles of Government of this College lay down procedures to be followed in the event of the expulsion of a student, including a procedure for appeal. These Articles have been approved by my Department, as required by Section 1 of the Education (No. 2) Act, 1968.

On the facts at present before me, the procedures have been correctly followed, and I therefore see no reason for an inquiry.