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Universities (Grants)

Volume 462: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1949

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will now make a statement regarding the grant to universities which he proposes to make in the forthcoming Budget.

Yes. I am providing £12,814,500 for recurrent grants to universities. This amount includes provision for the additional expenditure which universities will incur in bringing into operation the revised scales of payment for teachers in the medical and dental schools, to which I referred in my reply to the hon. Member for London University (Sir E. Graham-Little) on the 28th February. The progress of the universities' scheme for physical expansion necessitates an increase in the amount required for non-recurrent grants, and I am providing £4¾million for this purpose as against £2,600,000 this year.