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Universities (Tenure)

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will seek to arrange a working party to inquire into and report on the arrangements for tenure by holders of academic and related posts at different universities; and if he will publish the factual findings of such a working party, but allow advice arising therefrom to remain confidential in accordance with existing practice.

I do not think such an inquiry would be helpful at present but I am writing to my hon. Friend.