HC Deb 17 May 1995 vol 260 c241W
Mr. Sheerman

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many professors there were in the(a) old and (b) new universities for 1988–89; and how many there are currently. [24380]

Mr. Boswell

In the academic year 1988–89 there were 3,442 full-time staff at professorial grade in English former University Funding Council-funded universities. The comparable figure for 1992–93 was 4,391.

In the former PCFC-funded English polytechnics granted university status, there were 3,614 wholly institution financed full-time academic staff at principal lecturer grade, and some 925 full-time academic staff graded above principal lecturer in the academic year 1992–93. Data for 1988–89 were not collected centrally.