To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what total financial assistance has been given to Bradford city technology college, to date, by (a) the private sector and (b) the public sector; how much will be given to the college by each sector in each of the next three years; and if he will make a statement;(2) if he will list the names of all persons, companies or other organisations in the private sector who, to date, have given financial assistance to Bradford city technology college to support its capital or revenue expenditure; and if he will list the names of all persons, companies or other organisations in the private sector who have indicated their intention to offer financial assistance to the college over the next three years.
The initial capital cost of establishing Bradford city technology college totalled £9.16 million of which the Department for Education contributed £7.33 million and sponsors £1.83 million. The major sponsors were: Dixons Group plc, Mr. H. Wong and Kodak plc.The directors of the college are committed under the terms of their funding agreement with the Secretary of State to provide a minimum of 20 per cent. of any further capital expenditure. Revenue expenditure of CTCs is met from recurrent grant provided by the Secretary of State. As with other schools, individuals and organisations make voluntary contributions from time to time; these are matters for the directors of the college concerned.