HC Deb 29 November 1985 vol 87 c683W
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.