§ 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: 45W
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.