Universities that charge £9,000 a year will have to show that they are widening participation from state schools and the lower social classes.
But what about those callous universities charging, say, £8,500 that deliberately discriminate against public-school leavers? No philosophy, politics and economics nor Classics, for example, no bedders nor high table, no wine cellar.
It is ridiculous that these discriminatory abuses should continue. Such universities should be forced to increase their fees unless they can show that they have plans in place to recruit Etonians, Harrovians and Wykehamists.
John Loader, Leyburn