Higher Education and Research Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:00 pm on 26th April 2017.

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Photo of Roberta Blackman-Woods Roberta Blackman-Woods Shadow Minister (Housing) 4:00 pm, 26th April 2017

My hon. Friend is making a strong case. I agree that it is good that the Government have recognised the challenge to university reputation that could come from the extension of university title without safeguards in place. Does he agree that the Government’s proposals are a watering down of Lords amendment 1 and that it will be necessary to look carefully at the guidance in due course to ensure that it adequately protects university title?