§ Mr. Hordern
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish the cost of the salaries of university lecturers and express them as a proportion of total expenditure in universities each year since 1978–79.
§ Mr. Brooke
The cost of salaries of clinical and non-clinical academic staff paid from general university expenditure (that is all recurrent expenditure excluding research grants and contracts and expenditure on other services rendered to outside bodies) is as follows:
Academic year Salaries of clinical and non-clinical academic staff Percentage of general expenditure £ million 1978–79 325 37.1 1979–80 402 38.1 1980–81 512 39.0 1981–82 537 37.8 1982–83 549 35.8
During this period the scope of general expenditure increased, primarily to include a higher proportion of capital provision, the funding of student unions and additional provision for redundancy and early retirement compensation.