HC Deb 14 December 1993 vol 234 c617W
29. Mr. Jenkin

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to introduce a corporate levy as a means of funding expansion in higher education.

Mr. Boswell

The Government have no plans to do so. As announced in his statement at the time of the unified Budget on 30 November, my right hon. Friend has decided that the current level of participation in higher education, which is close to the target for the end of the decade, can be funded through an adjustment in the sharing of the overall cost of student maintenance between taxpayer and students.