§ Mr. Dafis
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what has been the public expenditure on higher education in Wales, excluding public expenditure on student maintenance, both in cash terms and in real terms, and expressed as a percentage of(a) estimated Welsh gross domestic product and (b) estimated United Kingdom gross domestic product for each financial year since 1989–90; and what is planned for (i) 1996–97, (ii) 1997–98 and (iii) 1998–99. 
§ Mr. Jonathan Evans
I refer the hon. Member to the reply that I gave him on Wednesday 26 June 1996, columns154–55.