§ Mr. Collins
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement on the abolition of the binary divide in higher education and its performance. 
§ Dr. Howells
Our policy is to foster diversity of missions among institutions within a unified higher education sector so that they can offer a range of choice, meet a variety of needs among students as participation widens, and be genuinely responsive to students, staff and wider community interests. We shall of course wish to consider carefully any relevant recommendations of the National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education under Sir Ron Dearing.