§ 21. Mr. Woodhouse
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the cost of the rate payments met by the Exchequer, through the University Grants Committee, in respect of each of the universities and university institutions listed in the First Schedule to the Rating and Valuation Act, 1961, for each complete financial year since the Act came into force.
§ The Minister of State, Department of Education and Science (Mr. R. E. Prentice)
Exchequer grants in respect of rate payments by these institutions totalled about £2.4 million in 1963–64 and £2.6 million in 1964–65. With permission, I will circulate details in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. Woodhouse
I am grateful to the Minister for that reply. Can he tell me whether the figures which he has quoted and is circulating cover the total rate liability of these institutions or only the increased rate liability which has arisen since the 1961 Act?
§ Mr. Prentice
The figures give the rate payments met from Exchequer funds in 1963–64, 1964–65, as asked in the Question.
|RATING AND VALUATION ACT 1961 FIRST SCHEDULE|
|RATE PAYMENTS MET FROM EXCHEQUER FUNDS|
|Durham (including Newcastle)||156,454||188,746|
|Keele (University College of North Staffordshire)||24,170||26,585|
|Manchester College of Science and Technology||61,927||44,120|