• News Feeds
Page last updated at 09:13 GMT, Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Ebdon 'has experience for access job

Advertisement

Higher Education Secretary David Willetts has told the Today programme's Sarah Montague that he endorses the appointment of Professor Les Ebdon as the new head of the Office of Fair Access despite opposition from some MPs, including Conservative backbenchers.

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, had denied ignoring MPs' concerns by forcing through the appointment at the organisation responsible for ensuring that universities in England are doing enough to admit students from poorer backgrounds.

The announcement was made in the House of Commons by Vince Cable and despite not being present to hear it, David Willetts said it was "absolutely clear" that Professor Ebdon was committed to strong universities and spreading social mobility.


Get in touch with Today via email , Twitter or Facebook or text us on 84844.

SEE ALSO

Story Tools

BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific