HC Deb 05 March 1991 vol 187 c107W
Mr. Andrew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will set out calculations showing how (i) basic grant, (ii) current grant and (iii) total resources are distributed to universities by the University Grants Committee for academic year 1991–92(a) compared with the allocations for 1990–91 and (b) reconciled to the Department's expenditure plans as set out in Cm. 1511.

Mr. Alan Howarth

The aggregate sums distributed by the Universities Funding Council in each academic year are:

£ million
Basic grant Grant plus fees Final resources
1990–91 1,341 1,816 1,894
1991–92 1,350 2,049 2,098

Basic grant excludes provision for certain items of funding distributed by the Council outside its allocation formula. These are set out for 1990–91 and 1991–92 in Circular Letters 12/90 and 6/91 respectively, copies of which are in the Library. Those letters also describe the details of the allocation process. Final resources for each year take account of tuition fees for funded places and adjustments for changes in specific funding. Figures for basic grant are not directly comparable with those in Cm. 1511, which relate to financial years and include the sums distributed by the Council outside its allocation formula.

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