HC Deb 16 January 1964 vol 687 c55W
51. Mr. W. Hamilton

asked the Minister of Education why he has not included in the 1964–65 educational building programme the expansion scheme of Ruskin College, Oxford; and, in the light of the views expressed in the Robbins Report on residential colleges of this kind, whether he will reconsider his decision.

Sir E. Boyle

The answer to the first part of the question is that, as I explained to the principals of these colleges, resources for 1964–65 were already committed. In answer to the second part, I have arranged for the start of work on the several projects proposed by Ruskin, Coleg Harlech, Fircroft and Hillcroft Colleges to be phased over a period of about three years beginning in 1965–66; and I shall consider the needs of the Catholic Workers'College when it has an actual project in sight. The Colleges have been informed accordingly. Ministry grant will cover 50 per cent, of the approved capital expenditure and the Colleges plan to raise the rest by means of a joint appeal.