§ Dr. Hampson
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many(a) civil servants with higher education responsibilities, and (b) Her Majesty's inspectors (higher education), UGC/UFC, and NAB/PCFC, have been employed in 1987–88 and 1988–89; and how many extra it is proposed to recruit in 1989–90.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
The information requested is as follows:
11987–88 11988–89 11989–90 Civil Servants with responsibility for policy on higher education 57 54 51 HMI (Higher Education)2 150 150 150 UGC 70 68 — UFC — — 80 NAB 30 33 — PCFC — — 63
1 Staff in post on 1 October.
2 The majority of HMI with responsibilities in higher education also have further education responsibilities. It is not possible to disaggregate the time spent on higher education.
Most of the additional staff budgeted for in 1989–90 have already been recruited and are included in the third column. Any further net additions should not be significant.