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Universities

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Privy Council and (b) Universities UK on the use of the title university in relation to university technical colleges, as referred to in paragraph 27 of his Department’s paper Skills for Growth. (304838)

The Department has not had any discussions with the Privy Council or Universities UK on the use of the term ‘university’ in relation to university technical colleges. I have, however, been engaged in discussions with GuildHE over the use of term ‘university’ in a number of different ventures and been in correspondence with them over the new university technical college proposal.