HC Deb 10 March 1981 vol 1000 cc271-2W
36. Mr. Sheerman

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he proposes to take any

Mr. Mark Carlisle

This information is not available in the form requested, but the following table gives the changes in expenditure between 1978–79 and 1979–80 for the relevant sectors of education as well as planned expenditure in 1980–81—as embodied in the rate support grant settlement, grants to universities and provision for student awards:

initiatives through changes in the system of higher education to increase the available talent coming into management in future years.

Mr. Macfarlane

So far as the university sector of higher education is concerned my right hon. and learned Friend looks to the University Grants Committee for advice on the pattern of provision; so far as the public sector of higher education is concerned, the Government are giving urgent consideration to the development of a more effective structure for its management. The Government look to both sectors of higher education to increase their responsiveness to the needs of society.