HC Deb 01 December 1952 vol 508 cc125-6W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the total cost to date of the university at Ibadan, Nigeria; what proportion of the cost has been borne by the United Kingdom and by the Colony, respectively; how much of this has been in architects' fees and material exported from the United Kingdom; and when all building will be completed.

Mr. Lyttelton

Up to 31st October, 1952, the total cost of the University College (exclusive of expenditure on the new Teaching Hospital) was about £2½ million, of which approximately £1½ million has been capital expenditure.

About 55 per cent. of this total has been provided by the United Kingdom Government from the Colonial Development and Welfare Vote, and 30 per cent. by the Nigerian Government. The balance has come from various sources such as fees. There is an endowment fund already totalling nearly £3½ million to which the Nigerian Government has contributed £2¼ million and the Nigeria Cocoa Marketing Board over £1 million. Interest on this fund amounts to approximately £130,000 per annum.

Fees totalling £49,636 have been paid to the College's consultants from the United Kingdom; this includes architects' fees on the R.I.B.A. scale of charges. Precise figures in respect of material exported from the United Kingdom are not readily available but I will send them to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.

It is hoped that building under the present scheme will be completed by October, 1953.