§ Mr. Henderson
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what was the total budget for the Higher Education Funding Council for 1992–93 and 1993–94; and what is the planned budget for 1994–95.
§ Mr. Boswell
The Higher Education Funding Council for England assumed responsibility for funding universities and colleges in England from 1 April 1993. The planned capital and recurrent grant for the council announced in the Budget is £2,789 million for 1993–94 and £3,418 million for 1994–95. The latter includes compensation for the reduction in publicly funded tuition fees in 1994–95.