HC Deb 21 January 1931 vol 247 cc179-80

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what amount of money has been placed at the disposal of the University Grants Committee for allocation to universities and university colleges during each of the last 10 financial years?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Pethick-Lawrence)

As the answer includes a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The amounts placed at the disposal of the University Grants Committee for Universities and University Colleges in Great Britain were as follows:—

  • 1921–2: £1,389,000.
  • 1922–4: £1,169,000 per annum.
  • 1924–5: £1,242,570.
  • 1925–9: £1,550,000 per annum.
  • 1930: £1,800,000 which will continue for four more years.
In addition, a special non-recurrent grant of £500,000 was placed at the Committee's disposal in 1921–2 to assist the Institutions to provide retrospective superannuation benefits for senior members of their staffs; and a special grant of £212,500 was made to London University direct in 1927 towards the cost of a site and accommodation.

The above figures exclude the sum of £111,000 voted for Irish Universities and Colleges in 1921, and the statutory annual grant of £30,000 to Scottish Universities, which has been paid each year, formerly from the Local Taxation (Scotland) Account and now as a charge on the Universities and Colleges Vote.