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Higher Education: Student Numbers

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the core and margin model in relation to student numbers in higher education; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Minister of State (Universities and Science)

holding answer 10 May 2011

Key to driving competition and improving quality and student choice is freeing up the allocation of existing student numbers. Allocating places on a ‘core and margin’ basis is one of the options being considered and will be discussed in the forthcoming higher education White Paper.

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