HC Deb 24 March 1960 vol 620 c664
37. Mrs. White

asked the Minister of Education what is the standard of accommodation provided for resident married staff at the proposed new training colleges.

Sir D. Eccles

Principals are normally provided with a house costing £4,500. excluding the value of the site. Married lecturers are allowed 1,200 square feet of personal living accommodation, normally in the form of a flat, and in addition a study of 100 square feet.

Mrs. White

Will the right hon. Gentleman acquaint himself with his Ministry's attitude towards the Church of England College at Canterbury, where I am informed that the standard of accommodation is far from satisfactory for married staff and where it would be impossible for them to entertain students, for example, in their own homes, and to which it will be impossible to attract staff of good quality unless the standard is improved?

Sir D. Eccles

I will look into that because I particularly welcome the project at Canterbury.