HC Deb 01 March 1994 vol 238 cc687-8W
23. Mr. Gunnell

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received from universities or scientific societies on his proposals for funding of educational research through a teacher training agency.

Mr. Robin Squire

We have received some 100 representations from universities, higher education colleges and scientific societies on this issue.

Our proposals would maintain the present links between teaching and research, safeguard the independence of research and continue to ensure that research funding takes account of quality assessments. There will of course be an opportunity to debate the proposals during the passage through Parliament of the current Education Bill.