§ Mr. Donald Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will ascertain if the opinion of the Scottish universities on the funding proposals made by the Scottish Tertiary Education Advisory Council have altered since the University Grants Committee's recent announcement on the grant figures for each university; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Rifkind
The Scottish universities are free to inform me of their opinions on matters of concern to them at any
Planning appeals allowed as a proportion of applications decided. Total number of decisions Number of appeals so far decided Number of those allowed Proportion of local authority de-cisions so far reversed on appeal England (estimated) Per cent. 1984 404,000 13,300 4,750 1.2 1985 401,000 9,200 3,700 0.9 Test Valley 1984 1,385 54 14 1.0 1985 1,328 49 24 1.8 New Forest 1984 2,228 124 46 2.1 1985 2,276 84 31 1.4
1. No information is available for earlier years.
2. Appeals will often be decided the year after the application to which they relate and the 1985 appeals figures are therefore underestimates.