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Science Budget

Volume 83: debated on Friday 19 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the planned figures, in 1985 terms, for the next three years for the science budget for universities, polytechnics and the National Advisory Board institutions in the public sector.

The Government's expenditure plans for higher education from 1985–86 to 1987–88 are set out in Cmnd. 9428: figures for the local authority sector for 1986–87 are provisional only and for 1987–88 cannot yet be disaggregated from overall totals for local authority spending on education. In no sector of higher education is it possible to allocate planned expenditure between science and other subject areas. Universities and public sector institutions will also receive funding from the research councils for specific projects: total planned expenditure is given in Cmnd. 9428 but it is not possible to say in advance what sums will be allocated to universities and public sector institutions.