§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will seek to amend section 8 of the Rent Act 1977 in respect of lettings to university students by educational institutions with a view to reducing board or residence costs incurred by students.
§ Sir Keith Joseph
No. The Government's policy is that charges for educational residential accommodation, which need to cover specified running costs, should be determined by the institutions concerned.