asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what effect the reductions in University Grants Committee grants to some universities in 1981 has had on the output of graduates in science and engineering.
The table gives the actual output of first degree science and engineering home graduates (university and CNAA) in Great Britain for 1931-32 and 1982–83, and the Government's output projections for 1983–84 to 1989–90.
|Output of first Degree Home Graduates University and CNM) in Great Britain, in science and engineering|
(1) The figures are based on statistics obtained from the universities statistical record (USR) and CNAA. Figures for the numbers awarded CNAA first degrees are estimates.
(2) The projections include graduates from the Government';; information technology in higher education initiative (announced in 1982) but do not take account of the engineering and technology programme announced in March 1985.
(3) Science includes biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, computer science, agriculture and veterinary science.