Plaid fears on investment

April 4, 1997

GOVERNMENT fixation with inward investment has seriously damaged higher education in Wales, according to the Welsh nationalist party Plaid Cymru, writes Huw Richards.

Plaid higher education spokes-man Cynog Dafis, MP for Ceredigion, has attacked the 4.3 per cent higher education cut in in funding allocations, saying: "Unless these cuts are reversed, there is a serious danger that our great Welsh higher education system could slide into second-class status, specifically in scientific research".

Mr Dafis contrasted the attitude to higher education with heavy government spending on inward investment, such as the £200 million put into bringing a major Korean company into Newport.

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