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Universities (Staff-Student Ratios)

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 20 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what estimate he has made of the effect of cuts in public expenditure by his Department in 1980–81 on staff-student ratios in the universities.

It is not possible at this stage to predict accurately the effect on staff-student ratios in universities of the constraints on public expenditure in 1980–81. The subject is one which will be kept under close review by my Department and the UGC.