HC Deb 21 May 1985 vol 79 c387W
39. Mr. Fatchett

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will compare, at 1984–85 prices, the level of recurrent grant allocation to universities in 1984–85 and that currently proposed for 1987–88; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Brooke

At 1984–85 prices, recurrent grant allocated to universities on the advice of the University Grants Committee will decrease by 5.2 per cent. between the financial years 1984–85 and 1987–88. The comparison does not take account of the additional provision for the new engineering and technology programme announced on 19 March 1985.