HC Deb 25 June 1959 vol 607 c161W
Mr. Moss

asked the Minister of Education what grants he has agreed to pay towards the construction of a new Methodist men's teachers' training college at Oxford to replace the one at Westminster; what remains to be found by the Methodist Church; and what number of places will be made available in the new college after the introduction of a three-year course in 1960.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

The total cost of the site and buildings will be of the order of £800,000. The precise amount of grant cannot yet be calculated but is likely to amount to rather more than £250,000. Of the remainder of the cost, the Methodist Education Committee will find more than £350,000 from the sale of the old premises of the college and the rest from voluntary funds. Two hundred and twenty places will be ready in September, 1959, and an additional 180 places (of which about 130 will be for women) by September, 1962.