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University Funding

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 26 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the amount of university funding per student in Scotland in (a) 1994–95, (b) 1995–96, (c) 1996–97 and (d) 1997–98; and if he will make a statement. [17216]

The funding allocated to Scottish Higher Education Institutions by the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council for teaching and research per full-time equivalent student since 1994–95 is set out in the following table:

Funding of Scottish Higher Education Institutions from the Funding Council
Financial year1994–95Financial year 1995–96Financial year 1996–97Financial year 1997–98
Total funding available for allocation to institutions (£ million)508.6541.6535.2545.5
FTE students eligible for funding114,452116,361117,409118,700
Total funding expressed on a FTE student basis4,4444,6544,5584,596