§ 54. Mr. Kenneth Lindsay
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much capital expenditure on universities has so far been sanctioned during the last three years.
§ The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Douglas Jay)
Figures of the total amount of capital expenditure initiated by Universities and University colleges are not readily available, but non-recurrent grants have been approved 1380 during the last three academic years as follow:
During the present academic year non-recurrent grants amounting to £5,624,894 have been approved up to date. In addition, grants have been approved in principle in respect of a number of schemes, the exact cost of which cannot yet be stated, but which will amount to a considerable sum.
£ 1945–46 1,792,253 1946–47 3,089,250 1947–48 4,682,061
Mr. H. D. Hughes
Would my hon. Friend publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of the major projects involved, giving the names of the Universities and the purposes of the projects?
§ Mr. Scollan
Would my hon. Friend say exactly what proportion of the sum granted last year was spent on new projects?