HC Deb 23 April 1985 vol 77 c427W
42. Mr. Dixon

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the Open University's provision of courses for the unemployed.

Sir Keith Joseph

All of the university's courses are open to the unemployed. The Government provide an earmarked fund — £600,000 in 1985 — to assist unemployed Open University students with their fees. It is also providing special funding for the development by the university of learning materials of particular relevance to the unemployed.