HC Deb 24 April 1996 vol 276 c197W
17. Mrs. Anne Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will make a statement on the effects of the most recent research assessment exercise. [25095]

Mr. Forth

An independent study for the higher education funding bodies is assessing the effect of recent research assessment exercises and will inform the process in future. We believe that competition for research funds and their selective allocation remains the best way of ensuring the most effective use of public money.