HC Deb 16 December 1983 vol 50 c592W
Mr. Ernie Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will ensure that funding to the polytechnics is maintained at a standard which allows them to be places of scholarship at a level comparable with universities.

Mr. Brooke

The advanced further education quantum for 1984–85 which my right hon. Friend announced in the House on 17 November will, provided there is greater economy and improvements in efficiency, allow standards in polytechnics and other local authority higher education institutions to be maintained.