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Education (Grant Allocations)

Volume 127: debated on Friday 12 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will announce the recurrent grant allocations to the centrally funded colleges in Scotland for 1988–89; and if he will make a statement.

I am pleased to announce that my right hon. and learned Friend has made the following offers of grant to the 17 colleges of higher education in Scotland for 1988–89. These offers are conditional on parliamentary approval of the Supply Estimates.

Central institutions
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art3,671
Dundee College of Technology6,636
Edinburgh College of Art4,100
Glasgow College of Technology11,861
Glasgow School of Art3,613
Napier College of Commerce and Technology16,499
Paisley College of Technology10,582
Queen Margaret College4,251
Queen's College, Glasgow3,042
Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology11,909
The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama2,479
Scottish College of Textiles2,344
Colleges of education
Moray House7,302
St. Andrew's3,710
In contrast to previous years, the allocation of grant to individual institutions has been made without regard to estimates of other income available to each institution, but with regard to their efficiency and economy. I welcome the improvements in efficiency that have been achieved in recent years. I am sure that the colleges will respond positively to the incentives that we have now introduced to raise income from sources other than the Exchequer and to improve efficiency yet further.