HC Deb 08 December 1986 vol 107 cc44-5W
Sir Peter Hordern

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what has been the increase in the total sum paid in wages and salaries of those employed in higher education, each year since March 1979, expressed in figures and percentages, and as a proportion of the total sum spent on higher education.

Mr. Walden

The information for universities in Great Britain and local authority institutions of higher education in England, for the years for which it is available, is estimated as follows:

1982–83 £ million 1983–84 £ million 1984–85 £ million
Salaries, wages and related expenditure 1,544 1,633 1,739
Cash increase over previous year 89 106
Percentage increase over previous year 5.8 6.5
Salaries, wages and related expenditure as a proportion of total current expenditure (percent.) 62.9 62.5 62.0

Information in respect of universities only for the period 1979–80 to 1984–85 is available in "University Statistics 1984–85" volume 3, table 5, copies of which are in the Library.

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