§ Mr. Alton
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the colleges of further education in the north-west of England which offer designated courses leading to graduate diplomas in music; how many applications from the region to provide given courses are before his Departmet; and when he will decide on the application of Mabel Fletcher college in Liverpool.
§ Mr. Brooke
The Royal Northern college of music in Manchester offers two designated courses leading to graduate diplomas in music. Mabel Fletcher technical college is one of two institutions which have applied for the designation of similar courses. These applications have been refused for financial reasons. The Department will shortly be replying to the Mabel Fletcher technical college's letter of 17 January on the subject.