We do not believe in quotas. They would not only be undesirable, they would be illegal. There is legal protection for the autonomy of universities in running their own admission arrangements.
David Willetts 17/02/2011
Universities minister David Willetts in the Commons today, commenting on plans announced by Nick Clegg and Vince Cable last week to set quotas for the number of poor students to be admitted by universities.
At Oxford we drank to ludicrous and revolting excess and threw up over some of the most beautiful buildings in Britain.