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Student Unions

Volume 984: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, in the light of his policy that public expenditure on students' unions should become fully accountable, and in view of the distribution of a poster supporting the Trade Union Congress's day of action by the National Union of Students, if he will take steps in future years to prevent students' unions from using public funds for political purposes.

No. Within the requirements of the new arrangements for student union financing, the students should be free within legal limits to spend their money as they themselves choose.