HC Deb 03 November 1989 vol 159 c335W
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


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.