Friday, 22 May 2009

Promised London Met inquiry revealed to be Hefce exercise

22 May 2009

MPs demand apology from Lammy as they learn there will be no independent scrutiny of London Met crisis. Melanie Newman reports

The “independent inquiry” announced by David Lammy into the crisis at London Metropolitan University is nothing more than an ongoing exercise commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, it has emerged.

Read the rest here, and perhaps we need to start writing new letters to the 'Right Honorable' David Lammy that updates this old one from students here. Post your suggested text in comments below...


  1. Rt Hon David Lammy
    Minister of State for Higher Education
    House of Commons
    SW1A 0AA

    Dear Mr Lammy,

    We call on you to honour your commitment to a full public inquiry - not one held behind closed doors - into the financial situation at London Metropolitan University.

    Staff and students have a right to know exactly what went wrong and who is to blame. We are the ones being made to pay the price through job cuts and course closures.

    We welcomed your commitment to a public inquiry at the adjournment debate. It appears you either misled parliament, or you've changed your mind. We urge you to think again and honour your promise.

    Yours faithfully,

  2. or tell him what you think this way :
    0207 2190 767