Cat Smith – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Cat Smith on 2015-11-19.

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of proposed closures to Open University regional centres on the numbers of (a) BAME and (b) disabled students in higher education.

Joseph Johnson

The Open University is an autonomous institution and it is for them to make decisions about how best to structure their workforce and meet the needs of their students. Higher education institutions are responsible for meeting their legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010.