§ Mr. Peter Robinson
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what information he has as to the staff-student ratio in (a) the New university of Ulster, (b) the Ulster polytechnic and (c) Queens university.
§ Mr. Scott
In the 1981–82 academic year the staff/ student ratio at the New university of Ulster was 1 to 9.4 and at the Queen's university of Belfast 1 to 8.5.
The figure for the Ulster polytechnic in the same year was 1:10.4, but this figure is not directly comparable with the Universities as it includes students on non-advanced and short courses and staff who are paid from external funds.