HC Deb 09 February 1981 vol 998 cc290-1W
Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will state for each of the local authorities which maintain polytechnics (a) the estimated decrease in the amount which will be received from the advanced further education pool for 1981–82 compared with 1980–81, (b) the estimated decrease in the contribution to the advanced further education pool, (c) the contribution which the local authority made to the cost of the polytechnic under its control in 1980–81, and (d) the estimated contribution which the local authority will have to make in 1981–82 to maintain the same level of expenditure.

Dr. Boyson

The initial estimates of the amounts which will be received from, and contributed to, the predetermined advanced further education pool in 1981–82 in respect of the 25 English local education authorities maintaining polytechnics are as follows:

Local education authorities marked with an asterisk are the "claiming" authorities for polytechnics which are maintained by joint education committees composed of several local education authorities. For simplicity, the contributions to the national pool of the other authorities associated with these polytechnics has been omitted.
The 1981–82 allocations and contributions are provisional: they are expected to be revised when firmer data on expenditure and student numbers become available towards the end of this year and subsequently until final audited accounts are available.

My Department does not hold information about the breakdown expenditure within authorities' total budgets for advanced further education between polytechnics and other establishments.