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Universities And Polytechnics

Volume 20: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will estimate the reduction in the number of student places in polytechnics arising from his education policy; and if he plans to reverse this trend in the future.

Far from reducing, the number of students on advanced courses in polytechnics in England is estimated to have increased by 13,000 or 7 per cent. this year. The plans in the expenditure White Paper published on 9 March—Cmnd. 8494—do, however, assume that there will be reductions in student admissions in advanced further education in subsequent years.


asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if, further to his answer of 16 February, he will take steps to obtain estimates from universities and polytechnics of the numbers of university teachers and non-academic staff who will be made redundant in 1982.

Universities and the public sector institutions are still in the process of deciding whether staff will have to be made redundant and when redundancies will occur.