§ Mr. Butler
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage of the Science and Engineering Research Council's total funding has been represented by the United Kingdom contribution to CERN over each of the last five years; and how this percentage is projected to change in future.
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
The information requested is as follows:
United Kingdom contribution to CERN as percentage of SERC budget Financial year Per cent. 1985–86 12.7 1986–87 14.1 1987–88 15.7 1988–89 14.8 1989–90 11.9 11990–91 11.9 11991–92 12.8 11992–93 12.5 1 Estimate.
Of the schools voting in favour, 102 have been secondary schools, four have been middle schools and three have been primary schools. Of these schools, 58 secondary schools and two middle schools have been approved for GM status and 12 schools have been rejected. Proposals from the remaining schools are either still to be published or not yet decided.
In addition, there are ballots pending at 40 schools. Twenty-eight of these are secondary schools, one is a middle school and 11 are primary schools.