HC Deb 18 December 1979 vol 976 cc161-2W
34. Mr. Graham

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is satisfied that his present policies will not weaken the contribution of the Open University to the community.

Dr. Boyson

Yes. The university's grant for 1980 should enable it to maintain its 1979 level of activity and continue its development albeit at a slower rate because the university cannot escape from the general need to limit public expenditure.