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City Technology Colleges

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how much money he has allocated for investment in city technology colleges in accordance with clause 80 of the Education Reform Bill; and what is the maximum percentage of the capital and current expenditure that his Department is prepared to pay.

The Government's plans allow for public expenditure on the CTC programme, both current and capital, of £4 million in 1987–88 rising to £33 million in 1989–90. My right hon. Friend expects a substantial proportion of capital costs to be met by th private sector. He will provide an annual per capita grant to each CTC in line with costs in an LEA maintained school in similar circumstances.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the estimated outturn expenditure on city technology colleges for 1987–88, and what was the outturn for 1986–87.

There was no expenditure provision for city technology colleges in 1986–87. For 1987–88 provision has been set at £4 million, including running costs within the Department. Final outturn will be within this figure but will depend on progress with building work in the first two CTCs and it is too early to make any estimate.