§ 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.