HC Deb 04 July 1985 vol 82 cc200-1W
Mr. Malins

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what provision his Department makes for the inspection of private colleges for special education of handicapped students and for the review of the level of their residential fees.

Mr. Brooke

The decision to terminate by 1 April 1982 the former voluntary arrangements under which independent establishments of further education could apply to the Department for "recognition as efficient" was announced in the House on 11 November 1980, at column 131. Since 1982 there have been no arrangements for the inspection of such colleges. The Department has never been involved in the setting of fee levels at independent educational establishments.

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