Select Committee on Science and Technology Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


APPENDIX 44

Supplementary Memorandum submitted by the Higher Education Funding Council for England

Response to queries from the Committee

1.  TOTAL QR FUNDING FOR ARTS/HUMANITIES AND SCIENCE/ENGINEERING FOR (I) 2001-02 AND (II) FOR 2002-03 (ESTIMATED FIGURES IF NECESSARY)

  We have used HEFCE's cost bands as the basis for the split between arts/humanities and science. Broadly speaking cost bands A and B are science and engineering

Cost Band
Proportion of
Total
(2001-02)
Proportion of
Total
(2002-03)
A—high cost subjects
63 per cent
60 per cent
B—intermediate cost subjects
12 per cent
14 per cent
C—low cost subjects
25 per cent
26 per cent
Total Mainstream QR
100 per cent
100 per cent


  Membership of cost bands is given in annex D of the HEFCE's evidence to the committee.

2.  NUMBER OF INVITATION TO SERVE ON PANEL DECLINED IN TOTAL AND FROM INDUSTRY FOR 2001

  Our analysis shows there were 102 invitations given to the above group of which 29 were declined compared to 52 out of 653.

3.  NUMBERS/PROPORTIONS OF PANEL MEMBERSHIP IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING UOAS FROM INDUSTRY FOR 2001

  Within the engineering and physical sciences umbrella panel area there were 115 panel members of which 18 were from the above categories.

  On examination of the data on panel nominations we feel that it should be treated with some caution it s not always clear what a potential panel members background is and there is some scope for different coding to be used for similar staff. Therefore, I have grouped non-government/CBI users and industry together for these purposes. It is also worth noting these data are drawn from the panel nomination database so may no reflect changes made to the panels after the initial appointment of members was made.

4.  THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF PATIENTS SUBMITTED PER RESEARCHER IN HIGH COST UNITS IN EACH GRADE FOR 2001

  See Annex A



 
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