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Counselling: Finance

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2008, Official Report, column 2431W, on counselling: finance, if he will bring forward the review of exempted subjects from December 2008 to summer 2008. (201894)

No. We want to keep a close eye on how demand to study key subjects evolves over time, but this has to be evidence-based. As we have already informed Parliament, the first such review will take place starting in December 2008, in the light of entry data for the 2008-09 academic year. Since the review will look specifically at what happens as people enter higher education this autumn, we do not intend to bring the review forward from December.