§ Mr. Gerry Fowler
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will reconsider her Department's grant to the National Bureau for Handicapped Students, so as to provide more stable and adequate support.
RECURRENT AND CAPITAL EXPENDITURE BY LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITIES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE—EXCLUDING GRANTS THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMITTEE—N EDUCATION IN ENGLAND AND WALES: £ million At outturn prices At 1977 Survey prices Financial year Recurrent and capital expenditure Salaries of teachers in grant-aided schools and establishments Repricing of column 2 Repricing of column 3 (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) 1960–61 … … 742.2 340.3 2,841.2 1,038.3 1965–66 … … 1,215.3 581.8 3,593.7 1,509.4 1970–71 … … 1,962.7 908.9 4,685.6 1,843.4 1975–76 … … 5,347.4 2,733.3 5,951.7 3,002.0 1976–77 … … 5,966.9 3,053.4 6,022.3 3,059.7
1. Figures in columns (2) and (3) are from Tables 2 and 9 of Statistics of Education, 1975, Volume 5 (HMSO) and corresponding tables in earlier editions and in material being prepared for publication.
2. Considerable caution should be exercised in using the information in columns (4) and (5) in view of the limited confidence that can be placed in calculated data of this kind and the difficulties inherent in attempting to compare costs over a long time scale.
§ Mr. Canavan
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) what was the total amount of public expenditure by the University Grants Committee in Scotland (a) at current prices, (b) at60W
§ Mr. Oakes
As I explained in my answer to the hon. Member for Dunbartonshire, East (Mrs. Bain) on 6th December 1977—[Vol. 940, c. 638]—my right hon. Friend's offer of a further grant of £10,000 for the financial year 1978–79, subject to certain conditions, already represents an advance on the original agreement to provide pump-priming finance for three years only. This will give the Bureau a further opportunity—which I am sure it will use well—to increase its support from other sources.