§ 27. Mr. Kirkwood
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the results of recent consultations between his Department and Heriot Watt university regarding the proposal to close the pharmacy department at Heriot Watt.
§ Mr. Brooke
My right hon. Friend understands that the University Grants Committee has given careful consideration to trie points put forward by the university and the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain at a meeting held last month, but has concluded that no new arguments were put forward that would justify their altering their previous decision.