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The Open University

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 18 December 1979

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34.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is satisfied that his present policies will not weaken the contribution of the Open University to the community.

Yes. The university's grant for 1980 should enable it to maintain its 1979 level of activity and continue its development albeit at a slower rate because the university cannot escape from the general need to limit public expenditure.