§ 20. Mr. Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received about Government proposals to remove automatic funding for student unions and student welfare services.
§ 25. Mr. Canavan
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent representations he has had about his proposals regarding student unions.616W
§ Mr. Boswell
My right hon. Friend has received about 3,000 representations since he announced the Government's proposals for student union reform on 1 July. Our proposals provide for core students union services, including welfare, to be available to all students and supported with public funds, where universities and colleges choose to provide those services in that way.