§ Mrs. Fyfe
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland on what criteria he based his decision that appointments to the proposed Scottish committee for planning of higher 127W education in Scotland will be made by the Universities Funding Committee in consultation with himself; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The Scottish committee of the Universities Funding Council will advise the council on higher education in Scotland, and its views will be available to my right hon. and learned Friend. As the committee will consider issues affecting other sectors of higher education besides the universities, it seems appropriate that the composition of the committee should not be left solely to the UFC.