§ Dr. Harris
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what communications were made to(a) Magdalen College and (b) Oxford University by Government officials in relation to the application of the Prince of Brunei to Oxford University. 
§ Mr. Battle
[holding answer 15 December 2000]: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office received from the British Council an application from Brunei and forwarded it to Oxford University. Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials were in touch by telephone with the University, and were informed that the application would be considered by Oxford as any other application.