§ 48. Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what estimate he has made of the effect of cuts in public expenditure by his Department in 1980–81 on staff-student ratios in the universities.
§ Mr. Mark Carlisle
It is not possible at this stage to predict accurately the effect on staff-student ratios in universities of the constraints on public expenditure in 1980–81. The subject is one which will be kept under close review by my Department and the UGC.