HC Deb 09 March 1982 vol 19 c382W
Mr. Shersby

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will introduce legislation to require that when a student union disaffiliates from the National Union of Students, the affiliation fee is retained by the student union and not absorbed by the university; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Waldegrave

No. Legislation restricting a university's autonomy over its recurrent expenditure, which includes that on the student union, would be inconsistent with its charter and statutes.