§ Mr. Walden
My right hon. Friend knows of no special grounds for concern about the adequacy of provision in this area. Earlier this year the University Grants Committee invited universities to review the scope 119W for rationalising small departments in all disciplines and offered guidance on the considerations involved. As a follow-up to that advice, and as part of its current planning exercise, the committee will be giving attention to future provision for Scandinavian and other less widely studied languages and cultures.