§ 14. Mr. Stan Thorne
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what will be the percentage change in grants in real terms for the universities between 1980–81 and 1986–87.
§ Mr. Brooke
Comparing levels of university grant between years is complicated because of the many changes in funding arrangements that have taken place. Adjusting recurrent grant only for additions made to compensate universities for changes in the level of the home tuition fee shows a decrease in real terms of about 11 per cent. between the financial years 1980–81 and 1986–87.