HC Deb 07 April 1976 vol 909 cc196-7W
Mrs. Winifred Ewing

asked the Minister for the Civil Service what are the running costs of the centre for Civil Service training in: (a) London and (b) Edinburgh.

Mr. Charles R. Morris

I assume that the question refers to the Centres of the Civil Service College located in London and Edinburgh, for which the total running costs, excluding VAT where appropriate, in the academic year ending 31st August 1975 were:

  1. (a) London £1,796,000.
  2. (b) Edinburgh £749,00.

The greater costs of the London Centre reflect a greater volume of training.

These figures include not only the costs borne on the Vote for the Central Management of the Civil Service, but also the costs of allied services provided by other government departments. No account has been taken of the salaries, travelling expenses, and so on, of students.