Clause 30 - General duties of relevant authority

Part of Higher Education Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:30 am on 4th March 2004.

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Photo of David Chaytor David Chaytor Labour, Bury North 9:30 am, 4th March 2004

I apologise for any implication to that effect, Mr. Gale.

If the hon. Gentleman believes that everything in the university sector is acceptable—I am attracted by his endearing faith in the status quo—why are university rates of success in attracting students from different social backgrounds so hugely variable?