HC Deb 04 February 1980 vol 978 c83W
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.