HC Deb 20 February 1984 vol 54 cc405-6W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will give figures for total university staff at the latest available date broken down into the same categories as those in the University Grants Committee's annual survey 1981–82, Cmnd. 8965, appendix E, para. 21.

Mr. Brooke

The following table for October 1983, updates the one relating to universities' forecasts of the posts which they expect to shed to which the hon. Member refers:

Staff-numbers (thousands) 'Useful' natural wastage Early retirement and redundancy Total
Academic 1.3 3.2 4.5
Academic-related 0.4 0.9 1.3
Non-academic 3.7 2.1 5.8
Total 5.4 6.2 11.6