§ 31. Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will give an estimate of the loss of jobs, both academic and non-academic, in Scottish universities as a result of cutbacks in allocations announced by the University Grants Committee; and how many of these will be compulsory redundancies.
§ 32. Mr. Christopher Price
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many redundancies he expects as a result of the recent decision letters to universities from the University Grants Committee.
§ Dr. Boyson
It is too early to say what reductions in university staff are likely as a result of reductions in universities' recurrent grant, or how these reductions will be achieved.353W
§ Mr. Hardy
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) how many jobs he expects to be lost in British universities as a result of the reduced expenditure currently proposed;
(2) how many people are employed at universities in England and Wales at the present time; and how many he expects to be so employed three years hence.
§ Dr. Boyson
About 100,000 people are employed in universities in England and Wales at present. The number of university employees in the future is dependent on decisions to be taken by individual universities in the light of the Universiy Grants Committee's recently announced allocation of recurrent grant for 1981–82 and provisional indications for later years.