Statement on higher education white paper

29 June 2011

Minister of State for Universities and Science, David Willetts, made a statement in the House of Commons on Tuesday 28 June announcing the publication of a White Paper on Higher Education. 

Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Shadow Minister for Universities and Science, Gareth Thomas, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Higher Education White Paper

The Minister for Universities annouced the publication of the Higher Education White Paper entitled 'Putting students at the Heart of the System'. Further information about the Government's White Paper can be found on the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills website.

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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