HC Deb 26 May 1971 vol 818 cc369-70
29. Mr. Adam Hunter

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has for allocating more funds to provide more technical college building in Scotland.

Mr. Edward Taylor

In my view the present education authority building programme is adequate to meet the demand for student places as expressed in proposals submitted by authorities.

Mr. Hunter

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the new Lauder Technical College in West Fife is not yet complete? Would he agree that to leave this college unfinished is not good for staff or students, who have to work in old buildings in other parts of my constituency? Can he not do something to speed up the next phase?

Mr. Taylor

I understand that the authority hopes to be ready to start this phase late in 1972 or early 1973. If the planning of the project proceeds accordingly, it will be considered for inclusion in the programme of starts for the year 1972–73.