HC Deb 15 March 1990 vol 169 c353W
Mr. Worthington

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the change in cash and percentage terms to his education budget in 1990–91 as against 1989–90(a) including student support and (b) excluding student support.

Mr. Lang

[holding answer 13 March 1990]: Education expenditure will increase by £49 million or 13.1 per cent. between 1989–90 and 1990–91. Excluding student support, the increase is £5 million, or 2.1 per cent. No valid comparisons can be made between these separately calculated increases because of the effect on higher educational institutions of the switch to higher student fees.