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David Willetts quote on “off quota” numbers

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

“We will only consider allowing off-quota places where it contributes to the coalition commitment to improve social mobility and increase fair…

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“We will only consider allowing off-quota places where it contributes to the coalition commitment to improve social mobility and increase fair access.

“There is no question of wealthy students being able to buy a place at university. Access to a university must be based on ability to learn not ability to pay.

“We have been discussing the idea of charitable donors and employers endowing additional places on a needs blind basis which will be subject for consultation in the higher education white paper”.

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Published 10 May 2011