§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how much it will cost in the current financial year to pay increases of 5 per cent. to university academic staff.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
The cost to the universities of a 5 per cent. increase in pay for non-clinical academic staff in the current financial year will depend on the number of staff in post over the period, but on the basis of present estimated pay costs for these staff such an increase would cost about £28 million.