§ 31. Mr. Wallace
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations he has received during the present year regarding funding for the Open university.
My right hon. Friend received in January and February over 100 representations from Open university students. The Open university visiting commit-tee, which advises him on the university's plans and their financial implications has discussed with the university its funding requirements for 1990 and subsequent years. My right hon. Friend will announce the university's grant for 1990, and the indicated grants for 1991 and 1992 later this year.