§ 23. Dr. Dickson Mabon
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the completion dates of the present technical colleges building programme will be realised; and if he will provide a table in the OFFICIAL REPORT showing the progress of each project.
§ Mr. Maclay
Of the Government's programme of technical college building to the value of £18 million to be started by the end of March 1964, project have beeb strated to date to the value of £13½ million. This includes projects to the value of £1 million already completed and others to the value of approximately £1½ million are expected to be completed by the end of the present year. I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT tables showing estimated dates for the start and the completion of further projects which are at earlier stages.
§ Dr. Mabon
While it is difficult to accept all the implications of that Answer without seeing the full statement, may I ask whether the Secretary of State is, like the rest of us, rather disappointed at the progress which has been achieved under the earlier programme announced in 1956? Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many communities, such as my own, have an interest in the present programmes and wish that they could be carried out with dispatch?
§ Mr. Maclay
I have been disappointed with the delays encountered concerning certain colleges, but the hon. Member will appreciate that the figure I have given for starts is not too bad. One of the major difficulties, which has arisen in the hon. Member's constituency among others, is the problem of sites.
§ Mr. Albu
Is the Secretary of State aware that a firm in my constituency which has a good apprenticeship record has been directed by the President of the 1339 Board of Trade to conduct its expansion in a development district and that it wishes to choose Dunbarton but finds that no facilities are available for technical education?
|Starting Date||Completion Date||Starting Date||Completion Date|
|Stow Colleges of Building and Printing, Glasgow.||May, 1959||—||—||November, 1964|
|Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen (New School of Domestic Science).||November,1960||—||—||August. 1963|
|Aberdeen Technical College||February, 1961||—||—||January. 1964|
|Kilmarnock Technical College||February, 1961||—||—||May, 1964|
|Ayr Technical College||February, 1961||—||—||June, 1964|
|Barmulloch College, Glasgow||March, 1961||—||—||December, 1964|
|Dundee Trades College||June, 1961||—||—||Summer, 1963|
|Langside College, Glasgow||August, 1961||—||—||August, 1964|
|Anniesland College, Glasgow||February, 1962||—||—||January, 1965|
|Clydebank Technical College||—||—||May, 1962||December,1964|
|Napier Technical College, Edinburgh||January, 1962||—||—||Autumn, 1964|
|Bathgate Technical College||—||—||March, 1962||November, 1963|
|Galashiels Technical Centre||—||—||May, 1962||September, 1963|
|Esk Valley College, Midlothian||—||—||September, 1962||July, 1965|
|Glasgow Nautical School||—||—||November, 1963||August, 1966|
|Greenock Technical College||—||—||Not yet available|
|Dundee Commercial College||—||—||January, 1964||September, 1965|
|Reid Kerr College, Paisley||May, 1960||—||—||August, 1962|
|Glasgow School of Art||December, 1960||—||—||September, 1962|
|*Kirkcaldy Technical College||September, 1960||—||—||June, 1966|
|Heriot Watt College, Edinburgh (New Department of Brewing and 1963 Applied Chemistry).||August, 1960||—||—||February,|
|Thursc Technical College||—||—||May, 1962||November, 1963|
|Stow College of Engineering, Glasgow.||—||—||August, 1962||August, 1964|
|David Dale College, Glasgow||—||—||August, 1962||August, 1964|
|Buckhaven Technical College||—||—||†October, 1962||March, 1963|
|July, 1963||July, 1965|
|*Three phase totalling £1,045,100: two years each phase.|
|† Temporary Scheme.|