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Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding each medical school received in each of the past five years. [61462]

Margaret Hodge: With the exception of St. George's Medical school, medical schools in England form part of their parent university and are funded through the block grant provided by the Higher Educating Funding Council for England. The HEFCE allocations of block grant for 2002–03 are published in the Funding Council's report 02/11.

The funding allocation for St. George's medical school for each of the past five years is as follows:

Funding (£ million)Percentage increase year-on-year


The information is taken from the Higher Education Funding Council for England publication "Recurrent grant for 2001–02: final allocations" (report 01/57) which records allocations of recurrent grant to higher education institutions and to further education colleges delivering higher education. Information for previous years in published in equivalent reports, the data for 2002–03 are provisional. copies of the publication are available at http://