HC Deb 19 January 1981 vol 997 cc17-8
48. Mr. Brocklebank-Fowler

asked the Lord Privy Seal what proposals he has for continuing financial support at a reduced level to the Institute of Development Studies.

Mr. Neil Marten

For the academic year beginning 1 August the Government intend to provide, in 1981, £895,000, in 1982, £820,000 and in each of the years 1983 to 1985, £755,000, at January 1980 prices.

Mr. Brocklebank-Fowler

Is my hon. Friend aware that many hon. Members on both sides of the House wish to congratulate him and his right hon. noble Friend the Foreign Secretary on the part that they played in persuading the Government to reverse their earlier decision to phase out support for the next quinquennium?

Mr. Neil Marten

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for his comments. Equally, the Institute of Development Studies should congratulate my hon. Friend on all the hard work that he has contributed to that satisfactory solution.

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