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Higher Education (Spending Priorities)

Volume 33: debated on Tuesday 7 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science to what objectives in higher education he directs his spending priorities.

The Government's plans provide for expenditure approaching £3 billion on higher education within my field of responsibility in 1983–84. The aim is to secure a cost-effective and co-ordinated range of higher education provision in universities, polytechnics and colleges that is of high quality and relevant to the needs of the country. I shall continue to look to the University Grants Committee and the National Advisory Body for advice on how this might best be achieved.