§ Dr. Hampson
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what has been the annual rate of growth in public spending on higher education since 1961–62 and since 1971–72 at the latest date for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Prentice
On the basis of out-turn prices, the average annual growth rate of recurrent expenditure, excluding student support, on higher and further education to 1973–74 from 1961–62 and 1971–72 was approximately 15 per cent. and 16 per cent. respectively.151W