§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has received the report by the Scottish Tertiary Education Advisory Council on a future strategy for higher education in Scotland.
§ Mr. Younger
I have received the report by the Scottish Tertiary Education Advisory Council on its review of future strategy for higher education in Scotland, which I asked the council to undertake in June 1984. I am most grateful to the chairman of the council, Mr. Donald McCallum CBE, and his colleagues for the dedication which they have shown to their task. I am arranging for the report to be published as soon as possible, and I shall at that stage invite comments on it. The Government will take account of the report's recommendations and of responses to it in reaching decisions on future higher education policies in Scotland, in the context of the Green Paper on higher education (Cmnd. 9524).