HC Deb 11 April 1986 vol 95 c200W
Mr. Allen McKay

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what effects on the profession of town planning he expects to result from the cuts in town planning education.

Mr. Walden

In 1985 the University Grants Committee, the National Advisory Body for Public Sector Higher Education and the Scottish Education Department set up a transbinary town and country planning working group to review the incidence, nature and scale of degree and postgraduate courses in town and country planning in the United Kingdom. The working group's final report has recently been published. It will be considered by the UGC and the NAB, which will in due course advise the Secretary of State for Education and Science on the allocation of resources and student numbers in the universities and the public sector of higher education.

Intakes for 1986 were determined at a level consistent with the maintenance of levels of provision in 1985. No decisions have been taken in relation to provision for town planning education from 1987.

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