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Universities (Capital Expenditure)

Volume 170: debated on Wednesday 28 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether the figure for 1990–91 for planned capital expenditure for universities in the public expenditure White Paper, Cm. 1011, is on a basis consistent with that for polytechnics and colleges.

I regret that the figures for planned capital expenditure by the Universities Funding Council in table 11.1 of the public expenditure White Paper (Cm. 1011) are not shown on a consistent basis for each year. Figures on a consistent basis are shown in the following table. The percentage increase in planned capital expenditure in 1990–91 is broadly the same for each sector of higher education.

£ million

Note: Figures as shown in Cm. 1011 in brackets.