§ Dr. Hampson
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is now able to announce the universities' equipment and furniture grant for the academic year 1982–83.
§ Sir Keith Joseph
The universities' equipment and furniture grant to be distributed by the University Grants Committee for the 1982–83 academic year will be £83.6 million. This is a cash limit.
The academic year 1982–83 spans the financial years 1982–83 and 1983–84. Provision for equipment and furniture grant for the 1982–83 financial year consistent with this announcement is included in the estimates for Class X (Education and Science, Libraries and Arts) Votes published on 9 March, which are subject to parliamentary approval in due course.