§ Mr. Evennett
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he has any plans to introduce legislation to control the use of the description "university" and the issue of degrees in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.
My right hon. Friend is already able to exercise control over the use of the term "university" in the name of a company or business by virtue of regulations now having effect as if made under section 29 of the Companies Act 1985 and section 3 of the Business Names Act 1985. Regarding the issue of degrees, I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Ealing, North (Mr. Greenway) on 13 November 1987.