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Education Funds

Volume 24: debated on Tuesday 25 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he plans any reduction in the provision of funds for universities, colleges of education and the polytechnic over the next three financial years.

Grant levels for the Northern Ireland universities have not been determined beyond the end of 1981–82 academic year. For the other institutions grants have not been indicated beyond the 1982–83 financial year. Total expenditure on higher education in Northern Ireland will be reduced in the years immediately ahead to maintain broad parity of funding with counterpart institutions in Great Britain.