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University Posts

Volume 81: debated on Monday 17 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what information he has as to the number of university posts which have been created under the new blood scheme since its inception, broken down into subject area.

The numbers of university posts allocated under the three year "new blood" programme, broken down by subject groups, are as follows:

Allocation of "new blood" posts*by subject 1983–84 to 1985–86 (Great Britain)
Subjects1983–841984–851985–86Total
Medicine435532130
Engineering/technology486035143
Biological sciences25402388
Mathematics20271562
Physical sciences668548199
Agriculture/veterinary studies811726
Subjects1983–841984–851985–86Total
Arts15331866
Social studies, business studies and education17392278
Total (all subjects)242350200792
* Includes posts allocated to the Open university.