§ 39. Mr. Bruce-Gardyne
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is her latest estimate of the value of orders placed with the United Kingdom machine tool industry by educational institutions under her control coming within the scope of the current temporary scheme for 100 per cent. Exchequer grants; and what has been the average cost per machine ordered.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
At 6th June, 1972, 300 applications, involving some 2,500 items of equipment for polytechnics and other further education colleges in England and Wales, were being processed by my Department. The average cost per item applied for is around £3,000. In addition, the UGC has made an allocation of £1 million to universities in Great Britain, but detailed information about how this is being spent is not currently available.