§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what reductions in university staff he estimates will take place as a result of (a) the cuts in public expenditure for higher education over the next three years and (b) the increases in overseas students' fees.
§ Dr. Boyson
This information is not available. As explained in the Government's expenditure plans (Cmnd. 8175), the detailed implications of the plans for the university and non-university sectors are under discussion with the University Grants Committee.