Spending Review

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:04 pm on 15th July 2002.

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Photo of Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville Conservative 5:04 pm, 15th July 2002

My Lords, I declare an interest as the deputy chairman of the council of the University of London. This country has historically had world-class Armed Forces, financial services and universities, but the world-class position of the universities has been under greater threat than has been the case for the other two services. Can the Minister be more expansive and specific than the Statement allowed him to be about what the Government will do about the universities during the next three years?