HC Deb 01 December 1992 vol 215 cc183-4W
Dr. Moonie

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proportion of the Higher Education Funding Council for Scotland's budget is expected to be spent on supporting research activities in 1992–93; and what are the planned totals for 1993–94, 1994–95 and 1995–96.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The Scottish Higher Education Funding Council will not begin distributing funds to higher education institutions until 1 April 1993. It therefore has no budget to support research activities in

Year Sold Name and Location of Properly Area (ha) Name of Purchaser Sale Price
1988 Grinkle Park (part), Whitby 134.5 Bass North Ltd £40,000
1988 Grinkle Park (part), Whitby 35.8 Cleveland Potash Ltd £20,000
1988 Skipster Hagg Wood, Pickering 10.0
1989 Arden, Hawnby and Bilsdale, Helmsley 225.0
1989 Back Plantation, Skipton 13.4 H. S. Davidson
1989 Birk Bank Wood, Helmsley 14.9
1989 Black Beck Wood, Scarborough 8.7
1989 Bullen Wood, Tadcaster 17.1 Mr. and Mrs. Richmond-Watson £21,501

1992–93. Decisions on the level of support for research in future years will be made after my right hon. Friend has announced in the near future his decisons on expenditure on higher education from 1993–94 onwards and in the light of the council's assessment of the needs of the higher education sector in Scotland.