HC Deb 13 June 2003 vol 406 c208W
Mr. Boswell

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to require the Office for Fair Access in Education to consider the access to higher education of students with disabilities in its remit. [114191]

Margaret Hodge

Students with disabilities are protected against discrimination in higher education, including admission, by the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001. Universities may also wish to include an ambition in their access agreement to widen participation to those with disabilities where appropriate. Access agreements must be approved by the Office for Fair Access.