§ Mr. Don Foster
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what steps her Department have taken to improve the welfare and counselling services to students in the last five years; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Forth
None. Colleges and universities are independent, autonomous bodies, responsible for managing their own affairs. Any arrangements that institutions make for the welfare and counselling of their students are for the governing body of each institution to determine; Ministers have no powers to intervene.
§ Mr. Foster
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what research has been undertaken in the last five years by her Department into the level of students suffering from stress and depression; and if she will make a statement.