Clause 30 - General duties of relevant authority

Part of Higher Education Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:30 am on 4th March 2004.

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Photo of Mrs Anne Campbell Mrs Anne Campbell Labour, Cambridge 10:30 am, 4th March 2004

I am grateful for the opportunity to clarify my intention in this area. It is important that OFFA should encourage applications from students with non-traditional backgrounds. My concern is that, having got those students to apply, the universities may exclude some of those students if they continue to use the admissions procedures that they use at the moment. At a later stage, I am prepared to make a short speech—it would not be appropriate to do so during an intervention—to amplify what I want to say.