HC Deb 01 March 1972 vol 832 cc124-5W
Mr. Spearing

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will have discussions with the University Grants Committee and local education authorities concerning the expansion of student numbers and the related expansion of student accommodation from 1973 onwards.

Mrs. Thatcher

Details are now being settled of residential and other projects to start in 1973–74 and to come into use from 1974 onwards. I have already invited local education authorities to submit proposals for further education projects to start in 1974–75 and expect to receive very shortly the University Grants Committee's advice on the development of the universities up to 1977.