§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what central Government funds have been distributed by the University Grants Committee to the University of Aston, the University of Birmingham and the University of Warwick in each of the last seven academic years for (a) undergraduate and (b) postgraduate courses; and what assessments are currently being made by the University Grants Committee to decide the amount of financing for which these three universities will qualify during the next two academic years.
§ Mr. Walden
Recurrent grants paid on the advice of the University Grants Committee to the universities concerned are listed below. UGC grant is not related to individual courses and it is therefore not possible to apportion the total between undergraduate and post-graduate courses. No decisions have yet been taken by the UGC in respect of the allocation of recurrent grant for the academic years 1986–87 and 1987–88.
£ million Academic years Aston Birmingham Warwick 1979–80 12.0 25.2 10.7 1980–81 14.8 30.5 13.3 1981–82 13.4 31.1 13.4 1982–83 15.5 36.3 16.2 1983–84 14.6 36.3 17.0 1984–85 15.0 37.9 17.5 1985–86* 15.9 39.6 19.8 * Estimate.
The above figures exclude redundancy payments met from recurrent grant. The figures are not comparable from year to year because of changes in funding arrangements, most notably adjustments made to reflect changes in the level of the home undergraduate tuition fee and the progressive withdrawal from 1980–81 of the subsidy for overseas students.