HC Deb 08 May 1987 vol 115 cc542-3W
Mr. Allan Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will give details of revised cash limits for his Department's Votes in respect of university funding in 1987–88.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the cash limit on class XII, vote 3 is being revised to take account of the increased provision of £40 million for the restructuring of academic staff pay announced to the House on 5 March at column 671–672; and of a further increase of £3.250 million in respect of the pay award to clinical academic staff. This increase takes account of the treatment given to the hospital and community health service in respect of the recommendations of the doctors and dentists review body. The effect of these changes is as follows:

Class XII
Vote 3
Description of Expenditure Universities, etc
Current Cash Limit 1,664,683
Revision +43,250
Revised Cash Limit 1,707,933

The increase of £43.25 million will be charged to the Reserve, so will not add to the public expenditure planning total.