HC Deb 08 December 1976 vol 922 cc238-9W
Mr. Kilfedder

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what additional sums have so far been added to the Universities' quinquennial settlement to help them cope with increases in costs, including salaries and wages.

Mr. Oakes

For the academic years 1972–73, 1973–74, and 1974–75 respectively, £45 million, £82 million, and £132.2 million were added to the grants in the original settlement. Comparable figures for 1975–76 and 1976–77 cannot be provided, because the original grants for these years were revised to take account of new projections of student numbers.