§ Sir John Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the effect on the policy of merging the new university of Ulster with the polytechnic of the lack of the necessary majority for the merger in the court of the university,
§ Mr. Scott
I have made it clear that even if the court's decision on 27 June is final and pre vents the New322W University of Ulster from surrendering its charter and petitioning jointly with the polytechnic for a charter for the new university institution, this will not impede the formation of the new institution, for which planning will continue. Following the court meeting, the senate and council of the new university of Ulster have re-affirmed their support for the merger and for their continued involvement in the planning; a further court meeting is to be held on 21 July.