§ 51. Mr. Judd
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will make a statement on the planned growth of student and staff numbers at Portsmouth Polytechnic, with particular reference both to the integration of the numbers concerned in the city population so far as housing and other social policies are involved and to the already inadequate working and residential facilities for students and staff.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
My right hon. Friend has asked all local education authorities responsible for polytechnics to submit development plans by next September. These plans will certainly need to take account of local circumstances. Meanwhile, she has approved the planning of two large building projects, and others are under consideration.