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Cumbria University: Finance

Volume 487: debated on Monday 9 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) how much funding his Department has provided to help establish and develop the University of Cumbria; (255035)

(2) how much funding his Department is making available to continue the development of the University of Cumbria over the next three years.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has provided £10.3 million through its Strategic Development Fund to establish the University of Cumbria over a period of four years from 2007-08. In addition the university has received annual grant funding of £18,864,672 in 2007-08, and £19,584,615 in 2008-09. Grant allocations for 2009-10 will be announced by HEFCE in March.