HC Deb 12 March 1991 vol 187 c441W
17. Mr. Dunnachie

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on financing the expansion of student numbers.

Mr. Alan Howarth

We welcome the continuing expansion of student numbers which, promoted by our policies, is spreading the benefits of higher education ever more widely. We are committed to supporting this with appropriate levels of public spending. At the same time, we look for further improvements in the efficiency of provision and continued broadening of the higher education system's funding base.