HC Deb 10 February 1984 vol 53 cc805-6W
Mr. Leighton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make it his practice not to appoint academics with backgrounds in the arts to posts such as chairman of the national advisory body for public sector higher education in view of the need to foster science and engineering.

Mr. Brooke

My right hon. Friend will continue to make it his practice to appoint to any given post the candidate he believes best suited to fill that post.