HC Deb 30 November 1977 vol 940 cc216-7W
Mr. Strauss

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether any advance from the Contingencies Fund has been made in connection with the special grant offered to the Tate Gallery to assist in the purchase of two paintings by George Stubbs entitled "The Haymakers" and "The Reapers".

Mrs. Shirley Williams

The special grant offered, subject to Parliamentary approval, was to match pound for pound up to a maximum of £190,000 sums then remaining to be raised by the Gallery. An advance of £50,000 was made from the Contingencies Fund on 12th August to match a contribution of £50,000 from the National Art Collections Fund and the Pilgrim Trust.

A Supplementary Estimate will shortly be laid before Parliament which will seek Parliamentary authority for the sum advanced to be repaid to the Contingencies Fund and, in due course, a further payment of grant made to match amounts

Student Numbers (full-time and sandwich)
1976–77 (provisional) 000's 1981–82 (planning) 000's
GB: Non-university Sector—
England and Wales—
Advanced further education other than teacher training 130.3 181
Teacher Training 86.5 38*
216.8 219
Scotland 27.4 31
GB Non-university sector: Total 244.2 250
GB: University Sector 271.8 310
516.0 560
* This figure represents the assumed full-time provision (full-time courses of one year or more) within the planned teacher training total of 46,700, some of which will be allocated to part-time in-service and induction training

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