HC Deb 27 July 1988 vol 138 cc243-4W
Mr. Pawsey

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he has decided which additional institutions to bring into the polytechnics and colleges sector from 1 April 1989; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

Subject to the passage of the Education Reform Bill and any further representations that may be made before I reach a final decision, I have provisionally decided to exercise the power conferred by clause 120(1) to incorporate Buckinghamshire college of higher education, Cambridgeshire college of arts and technology, Salford college of technology and Luton college of higher education as higher education corporations within the polytechnics and colleges sector. I have provisionally decided not to exercise that power in respect of two other institutions which made provisional applications: Harrow college of higher education and Gloucestershire college of arts and technology.

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