HC Deb 06 December 1985 vol 88 cc365-6W
Mr. Ron Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will provide figures to illustrate the equipment costs of the engineering and technology programme for 1985–86 and 1986–87 broken down between the university and public sectors, respectively.

Mr. Chris Patten

The current estimate of institutional expenditure on equipment for phases 1 and 2 of the engineering and technology programme in 1985–86 and 1986–87 is as follows:

Financial Year Universities £m Public Sector
1985–86 *3.95
1986–87 2.74 1.93
*Including £0.43m for the Open University

Grant for 1986–87 is subject to parliamentary approval. Allocations under phase 2 of the programme are provisional pending the receipt of information from institutions concerning additional industrial support made available to them.

The above figures do not include provision made in 1985–86 for equipment expenditure in later years of the programme.