HMC's General Secretary, William Richardson, spoke to Vanessa Feltz on BBC Radio London, 03/01/13, following the announcement by David Willetts that white working class boys are under-represented at university and therefore should be treated the same as other disadvantaged groups.
William Richardson, the general secretary of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, which represents 250 of Britain's independent schools, said reaction would depend on how universities reacted to "tie-breaks" in admissions – where two candidates have exactly the same qualifications.
"We wouldn't expect middle-class girls' applications to be turned down in favour of working-class boys. Each application should be looked at individually."
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