HC Deb 12 April 1989 vol 150 c521W
Mr. Cartwright

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his Department's policy on the re-location of existing polytechnics from Inner London.

Mr. Jackson

It is for the institutions in the first instance, in collaboration with the Polytechnics and Colleges Funding Council, to consider whether relocation would assist them in meeting their aims and objectives, and help secure more effective and economical provision of higher education in London, the south-east region and nationally. The PCFC is responsible for the effective investment in higher education of the substantial sums of public money available to the sector, and the Government look to the council to help secure, through its arrangements for the allocation of grant to institutions, higher education which meets the needs of students both regionally and nationally.

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