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'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.
The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) collects and publishes statistics on academic staff employed at UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The numbers of staff employed on fixed-term and atypical contracts in each of the last five years are presented in the table:
Academic Staff on Fixed-Term and Atypical Contracts
UK Higher Education Institutions
Academic Years 2010/11 to 2014/15
Source: HESA Staff Record Note: Figures in the table have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 5.