HC Deb 07 February 1962 vol 653 cc50-1W
Mr. Dempsey

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he proposes to proceed with the building of the new technical colleges in Lanarkshire; where he proposes to site them; what will be the nature of the courses to be provided; and what qualifications will be the objective of the colleges.

Mr. Maclay

The latest information given by the education authority, whose responsibility it is to provide such colleges, gives an estimated starting date of February, 1964, for two colleges at Motherwell and Hamilton. Negotiations for the actual sites at Knowetop, Motherwell and the Barracks, Hamilton, are proceeding.

The College at Motherwell will provide, besides pre-apprenticeship courses in engineering, a wide range of craft courses related to virtually all occupations in the county which fall under the general classification of mechanical enginering, electrical engineering, or coal mining. Almost all these courses will aim at qualifications awarded by the City and Guilds of London Institute. Provision will also be made at a corresponding level for courses related to commerce, retail distribution, catering, and women's subjects such as domestic cookery and needlework.

Final decisions have not yet been taken on all the courses to be provided in the College at Hamilton, but it has been agreed that the main function of this College will be to provide the higher level vocational courses. Many of the students will be working for National Certificates, Ordinary and Higher, available in the main fields of technology or for equivalent qualifications in the field of commerce. Other courses to be provided at Hamilton include those for pre-nursing, nursery nurses, and hairdressing.

Area and School Managing Body Number in school at 31st January, 1962 Number of full-time staff
Boys Girls
Nazareth House School† The Managers* 28 5
Oakbank School The Trustees of Oakbank School Trust. 131 31
Balgay School The Dundee Approved School Society. 43 13
Balgowan School 109 24
Dr. Guthrie's Boys' School Dr. Guthrie's Schools Association. 101 30
Dr. Guthrie's Girls' School 53 11
Mossbank School Glasgow Education Authority 99 33
Kenmure St. Mary's Boys' The Managers* 107 29
Springboig St. John's School The Managers* 79 29
Arbroath, The Dale School† The Managers* 17 4
Montrose, Rossie Farm School. The Managers* 75 33
East Lothian
Haddington, Tynepark School The Church of Scotland Committee on Social Service. 20 7
Tranent, St. Joseph's School The Managers* 107 28
Aberdour, St. John Bosco's The Managers* 35 8
Penicuik, Wellington Farm The Managers* 63 19
Perth and Kinross
Perth, Balnacraig School† The Trustees of the Perth Home Trust. 20 6
Gartmore, St. Ninian's School The Managers* 81 22
Paisley, Kibble School The Trustees of the School 108 32
Paisley, Thornly Park The Managers* 138 34
Kilmacolm, Balrossie Glasgow Education Authorities 72 19
Bishopton, Dalbeth Girls' The Managers* 59 11
Stirling, Snowdon Girls' The Managers* 21 4
1,322 244
* The Managers are a voluntary body concerned only with the Management of the school. The body takes its title from the school.
† The pupils attend local day schools.