§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what consultations he has had, and with whom, concerning the setting up of a national body for non-university higher education; and if he will make a statement.
§ Dr. Boyson
My right hon. and learned Friend has initiated no such consultations. The approach to the management of maintained higher education embarked upon after consultation with the local authority associations, through clause 31 and schedule 6 of the Education (No. 2) Bill, leave this and other matters open for future consideration.