HC Deb 22 December 1983 vol 51 c325W
Dr. Marek

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he has given any advice to Her Majesty's Privy Council about the presence or otherwise of clauses regarding tenure in academic appointments in the charters of university institutions.

Mr. Brooke

My right hon. Friend has advised Her Majesty's Privy Council that, in his view, where a university or university institution is petitioning for a new or supplementary charter, or is seeking amendments to clauses in existing charter documents concerned with academic staff appointments or dismissal, there should be provision that enables the institution to dismiss members of the academic staff for reasons of redundancy, subject only to the terms of individual employment contracts.

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