Higher Education: Universities — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:11 am on 14th May 2009.

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Photo of Baroness Walmsley Baroness Walmsley Spokesperson for Children, Schools and Families 11:11 am, 14th May 2009

My Lords, is the Minister aware that it has often been members of staff or students who have brought to light serious difficulties with governance so that their role on the boards is extremely valuable? Do the Government really want to encourage universities to have small boards composed entirely of lay people? Surely the current banking crisis should warn them off such a model.