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University Grants

Volume 127: debated on Thursday 11 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will announce the recurrent grants allocated to universities for the academic year 1988–89 by the University Grants Committee, along with the provisional allocations for 1989–90.

The University Grants Committee's initial allocation of recurrent grant to universities in the academic year 1988–89, along with a provisional indication of the basic distribution for 1989–90 is shown in the table. Copies of the general letter of guidance that the chairman of the UGC has sent to all universities have been placed in the Library of the House. The general letter will be followed in about a week's time by an institutional annex about student numbers and funding for individual universities. The annexes will also be placed in the Library.The total grant distributed by the UGC as announced in the table does not include items which it is the UGC's practice to allocate separately, such as local authority rates, the overseas research student awards scheme, and the committee's small central reserve. These items amount to £147 million. Nor does the distribution include provision which is to be allocated separately for a targeted programme of restructuring for which my right hon. Friend announced an additional £155 million over three years on 3 November 1987 in answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Rugby and Kenilworth (Mr. Pawsey) at columns

645–48.

Also to be distributed separately is the £56 million which the Government have made available in the financial year 1988–89 towards the cost of the 1987 academic pay restructuring settlement. The release of a further instalment of £71 million in the financial year 1989–90 will be subject to continued satisfactory progress on staff appraisal, probation and promotion arrangements.

£ million

University or college

Basic distribution 1988–89

Recurrent grant 1988–89

Provisional basic distribution 1989–90

Aston15·36215·9115·457
Bath16·20916·4817·198
Birmingham39·87841·0640·754
Bradford15·69116·1716·063
Bristol33·25833·8634·889
Brunel13·80714·0014·166
Cambridge47·80648·8549·336
City12·15012·2912·377
Durham17·72818·1617·751
East Anglia14·66615·2214·296
Essex9·2749·499·529
Exeter17·24517·5517·970
Hull15·05615·7015·384
Keele8·4908·678·426
Kent12·04912·6312·602
Lancaster14·58414·8515·009
Leeds44·97345·8545·884
Leicester19·54219·9820·223
Liverpool39·50840·3440·374
London Business School1·8031·821·709
London University258·219265·87267·915
(of which Imperial College)(32·466)(33·70)(33·281)
Loughborough21·18421·7222·108
Manchester Business School0·9881·000·857

University or college

Basic distribution 1988–89

Recurrent grant 1988–89

Provisional basic distribution 1989–90

Manchester52·03353·9554·085
UMIST17·85718·5018·532
Newcastle33·23834·2133·732
Nottingham30·00930·7930·923
Oxford48·59249·8450·272
Reading19·98220·2720·478
Salford13·96514·9314·407
Sheffield33·27434·4733·958
Southampton28·84130·3430·542
Surrey13·90214·4714·387
Sussex16·00016·2916·774
Warwick21·27422·3922·681
York13·26914·3314·108
Total England1,031·7061,062·251,065·166
Aberystwyth UC10·47010·6010·617
Bangor UC10·92611·4610·822
St. David's Lampeter2·1092·152·175
Swansea UC13·74514·3113·730
UWCM7·3987·727·717
UCC/UWIST27·06128·5027·867
Welsh Registry2·3912·392·461
Total Wales74·10077·1375·389
Aberdeen22·01622·4021·677
Dundee14·65114·9914·265
Edinburgh46·59348·0847·582
Glasgow47·58449·6748·844
Heriot-Watt11·64112·6912·060
St. Andrews11·78311·9312·006
Stirling8·2888·738·306
Strathclyde25·63826·9326·704
Total Scotland188·194195·42191·444
Total Great Britain1,294·0001,334·801,332·000
Queen's Belfast31·08731·2130·630
Ulster32·47832·5834·723