§ Mr. Peter Robinson
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what Government expenditure has been made on Stranmillis college of education, St. Mary's college of education and St. Joseph's college of education, respectively, in each of the last four years.
§ Mr. John Patten
The table below shows expenditure in the four financial years 1976–77 to 1979–80:
(Thousands of pounds) 1976–77 1977–78 1978–79 1979–80 Recurrent expenditure Stranmillis 1,841 1,633 2,128 2,122 St. Mary's 677 732 880 826 St. Joseph's 634 695 802 861 Capital expenditure Stranmillis 45 — — — St. Mary's 185 105 16 45 St. Joseph's — 8 1 5
Note 1: Recurrent expenditure comprises the grants and payments by the Department on the approved net expenditure of the colleges and the tuition fees paid to the colleges in respect of students holding teacher 311W training scholarships. The figures are the sums actually paid in the financial year concerned and in each case cover payments related to 2 academic years.
Note 2: In 1977–78 the Department revised the timing of its issue of tuition fees and this causes some distortion in the pattern of expenditure.
Note 3: The figures given exclude payments made in respect of student union fees.