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Assisted Places Scheme

Volume 204: debated on Friday 21 February 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the expenditure incurred on (a) the assisted places scheme and (b) city technology colleges in each year of the programmes so far, together with the proposed expenditure in future years.

The assisted places scheme was launched in 1981. The city technology colleges programme was launched in 1986. Actual Government expenditure to 1990–91 and estimated and planned expenditure for future years on the APS and the CTC programme are shown in the table. In addition, private sponsors have pledged well over £30 million to the CTC programme.


Financial Year

(a) Assisted Places scheme £ million

(b) City Technology Colleges £ million

1981–82 (outturn)3
1982–83 (outturn)9
1983–84 (outturn)15
1984–85 (outturn)22
1985–86 (outturn)30
1986–87 (outturn)38
1987–88 (outturn)461
1988–89 (outturn)5114
1989–90 (outturn)5730
1990–91 (outturn)6358
1991–92 (estimated outturn)6551
1992–93 (plans)7854
1993–94 (plans)8455
1994–95 (plans)8956

Notes: The figures are cash plans rounded to the nearest £ million.