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Bristol Polytechnic

Volume 928: debated on Monday 21 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she is aware that the Avon Education Authority proposes to move all non-poolable courses out of the Bristol Polytechnic for the purpose of increasing its claims on the advanced education pool; if she will look into this matter, particularly as regards its educational effects; and if she will make a statement.

It has always been envisaged that polytechnics would eventually concentrate on courses of advanced further education. The disposal of the very small amount of non-advanced work at this polytechnic is a matter for the local education authority in consultation with the polytechnic and the other colleges sharing in the provision of further education for the area.