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Further Education

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 4 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will announce the building programmes for higher and further education for the year 1975–76.

In the 12 months beginning 1st April 1975 I shall be ready to authorise starts on major further and higher education building projects to a value of about £56 million at 1975 prices. The University Grants Committee will have £15 million of this total at its disposal and will be settling the detailed programme for the universities. My Department will be in touch with the local education authorities and providing bodies in England and Wales very shortly about the choice of individual projects in further education and in colleges of education.