§ Mr. Leighton
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether it remains the policy of Her Majesty's Government that full-time and sandwich courses in public sector higher education are provided at the greatest economic efficiency and with the maximum educational benefit when they are concentrated in major institutions.
§ Mr. Brooke
The Government believe that improvements in efficiency and educational effectiveness can, without detriment to student access, often be achieved by concentrating full-time and sandwich higher education provision in major institutions. Such a policy will not, however, be appropriate in all cases: how and where it might be applied within local authority higher education is under examination by the National Advisory Body.