§ Mr. Andrew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how much(a) universities and (b) polytechnics have spent on (i) books and (ii) journals and periodicals in each year since 1978–79 in cash terms and real terms, indexed so that 1978–79 = 100.
The available information is set out in the table. There may, in addition, he relevant spending within departments.
agreement being terminated by the Secretary of State. My right hon. Friend is not currently considering any such indemnity.