asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will give an assurance that she will supplement the recurrent grant to the universities, should the assumptions on which it has been calculated be exceeded; and at what point she would actually do so.
I have nothing to add to what my right hon. Friend said in reply to my hon. Friend the member for Brent, South (Mr. Pavitt) when announcing the universities' recurrent grant for 1977–78 on 28th March 1977.—[Vol. 929, c. 63–64.]