HC Deb 01 November 1983 vol 47 c313W
Sir Frederic Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will introduce legislation to prohibit the use by student unions of their funds for political purposes; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Brooke

The Attorney-General recently issued guidance to higher education institutions about the limitations on the use of their student union's funds. This guidance makes clear that it will not generally be lawful for union funds to be spent on the furtherance of political purposes unconnected with a union's own purposes as defined in its constitution.

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