When, in 1984, the National Advisory Body for Local Authority Higher Education was seeking responses to its own draft of advice to the government, the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA) emphasized the successes and further potential of the public sector, and the characteristics of the public sector that needed to be strengthened. The CNAA was anxious about the resource base for the maintenance of standards, and like other bodies this issue was prominent in its response to the Green Paper itself. Although the CNAA's own position was uncertain it continued to represent the views of the public sector and to explore the possibilities of development for its institutions and processes. In its response to the Green Paper, for example, it emphasized both the research the CNAA itself was conducting on public sector students and their careers, and new opportunities for students being developed by the CNAA.