University Undergraduate Places

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 10th February 1972.

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Photo of Dr Edmund Marshall Dr Edmund Marshall , Goole 12:00 am, 10th February 1972

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science for what total of university undergraduate places she is planning by the end of the 1972 to 1977 quinquennium.

Photo of Mr William Van Straubenzee Mr William Van Straubenzee , Wokingham

My right hon. Friend will take decisions on university development in the 1972–77 quinquennium after considering the advice of the University Grants Committee, which she expects to receive shortly.

Photo of Dr Edmund Marshall Dr Edmund Marshall , Goole

In making those further deliberations will the Secretary of State bear in mind the need for an increase in the number of medical students which, among other things, would enable the establishment of a new medical school at Hull University?

Photo of Mr William Van Straubenzee Mr William Van Straubenzee , Wokingham

I have, naturally, noticed the documented proposals in respect of Hull University, on which I make no comment. These are all relevant matters for discussion.