§ 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 543W 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:
£'000 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.