HC Deb 05 August 1976 vol 916 cc1010-1W
Mr. Parry

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish in theOfficial Report details of Government grants towards polytechnics in England and Wales in each of the past three years; and what is the anticipated expenditure in the next three years.

Mr. Gerry Fowler

No Government grants are involved, but the following lists give costs approved at tender stage for polytechnic projects in the past three building programmes and provisional allocations for 1976–77. The allocations for the 1977–78 and 1978–79 further education major building starts programmes has not been settled.

Polytechnic Project Approved on Tender (A) (£000)
Newcastle Hostel and link road 1,194
Sunderland Hostel 856
Teesside Communal block 796
Leeds Extensions 1,570
Huddersfield Adaptations and Hostel 661
Sheffield Communal block and library extension 608
Preston Library, Hostel and SU 1,826
Manchester Art and Design block and hostel 1,845
Manchester Communal and teaching 183
Leicester Fire precautions 26
Trent Library, site works and hostel 933
Birmingham Teaching block and conversions 1,099
North Staffordshire Phase I development 1,724
Lanchester Teaching block 980
Wolverhampton Hostel 686
Oxford Hostel 385
Middlesex Adaptations and library (Bounds Green) 992
Middlesex Hostel 509
Hatfield Computer and student union block 1,270
North East London Library and adaptations 1,576
North East London Fire precautions and adaptations 227
Portsmouth Hostel 885
Kingston Adaptations 87
Plymouth General teaching block 1,232
Bristol Resources centre etc 180
Glamorgan* Residential, teaching and playing fields 1,275
TOTAL £23,605
* Now Polytechnic of Wales.

Polytechnic Project Programme allocation (£000)
Sunderland Pharmacy block 500
Huddersfield Adaptations and demolition 82
Sheffield Hostel and adaptations 245
Preston Hostel 400
Trent Teaching and hostel adaptations 150
Leicester Hostel and conversions 452
Lanchester Completion of new building 970
Wolverhampton Conversion of library 50
Hatfield Hostel 300
North East London Adaptations and fire precautions 100
Thames Adaptations for library and catering 170
North London Adaptations 30
Middlesex Hostel 400
Middlesex Adaptations (Bounds Green) 500
Oxford New library 650
Portsmouth Hostel adaptation 115
Brighton Adaptations to Mithras House 400
TOTAL £5,514