London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th January 1980.

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Photo of Mr John Grant Mr John Grant , Islington Central 12:00 am, 16th January 1980

Will the Minister accept that this is an internationally renowned centre which appears to be facing a serious financial crisis, primarily as a result of spending cuts by the Department of Education and Science? If overseas students from the poorer countries cannot go to this centre, that will represent a serious indirect reduction in our overseas aid effort. Because of that, will the Minister have urgent talks with the Secretary of State for Education and Science to see whether he can assist in satisfactorily resolving this problem?