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Student Funding

Volume 301: debated on Tuesday 25 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the yearly level of university funding per student in Wales relative to England, Scotland and Northern Ireland between the financial years 1994– 95 and 1998–99. [16931]

The information requested is as follows:

Financial yearsWales1England1Northern Ireland £
1 Including dual support transfer to the Office of Science and Technology.
We do not have detailed figures for Scotland. According to the Garrick Report, public expenditure on teaching per full-time and sandwich HE student per year in higher education institutions is approximately 10 per cent. higher in Scotland than in England.

For all countries concerned, the level of funding per student in 1998–99 will depend upon the allocation for higher education within the various Departments' expenditure plans for next year which will be announced in the coming months.