§ 24. Mr. Ian Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of university income comes from(a) Government grant, (b) overseas students, (c) other tuition fees, (d) Government-funded research and (e) privately funded research and consultancies.
§ Mr. Boswell
The latest published figures, subject to rounding, show that in 1991–92 universities in Great Britain received 35 per cent. of their recurrent income from Exchequer grant, 5 per cent. from overseas students' fees, 20 per cent. from other tuition fees, 9 per cent. from research grants and contracts from the research councils and other public bodies, 10 per cent. from other research grants and 20 per cent. from other sources. Comparable data are not available for the former polytechnics and colleges.