HC Deb 07 November 1980 vol 991 cc675-6W
Mr. Maxton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what are his estimated costs for providing in-service training for teachers at its present level within the Lanark division of Strathclyde region and within Central region if he proceeds with his plans to close Hamilton college of education and Callendar Park college of education;

(2) what are the estimated capital costs involved in his proposal to close Craiglockhart college of education and amal-

Population Aged 0–4 Annual change Population Aged 5–9 Annual change
1980 152,972 177,238
+1,191 −10,459
1981 154,163 166,779
+5,861 −11,323
1982 160,024 155,456
+5,883 −6,771
1983 165,907 148,685
+5,754 −2,612
1984 171,661 146,073
+5,967 −714
1985 177,628 145,359
+5,304 +1,352
1986 182,932 146,711

gamate it with another college of education in the east of Scotland.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

The precise amount of costs and savings involved in our decisions will depend on the period over which, and the methods by which. they are implemented. These are matters which we have undertaken to discuss with the colleges and other interests concerned and I do not wish to anticipate the outcome of those discussions.

Mr. Maxton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish the estimated costs in redundancy payments, resettlement compensation, long-term compensation, and loss of income tax revenue, if he proceeds with his plan to close Callender Park college of education, and Hamilton college of education if he will give these figures if these colleges close in (a) July 1981, (b) July 1982, (c) July 1983 and (d) July 1984; and if he will give these figures on the basis of (a) 100 per cent., (b) 90 per cent., (c) 80 per cent., (d) 70 per cent.. (e) 60 per cent., and (f) 50 per cent. of all staff in these colleges becoming redundant.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

Such selective estimates could not be provided without undue expenditure of time and resources. Accurate costings will depend on the method and timing of the implementation of my right hon. Friend's decisions.