§ 19. Sir Fergus Montgomery
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what progress has been made on her review of higher education. 
§ Mr. Forth
We consulted earlier in the year on the purpose of higher education and its future shape and size. Around 100 responses were received: copies have been placed in the Library. As my right hon. Friend announced at the beginning of July, a further consultative paper will be issued around the turn of the year.