HL Deb 27 June 1989 vol 509 c728WA
Lord McIntosh of Haringey

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What progress has been made towards implementation of the measures announced by Lord Belstead on 17th May 1988 (Official Report, col. 230) to "secure the long-term future of four very distinguished adult education establishments [Morley College, the Working Men's College, the Mary Ward Centre, and the City Lit (Official Report, col. 198)] through a guarantee of central government funding".

Viscount Davidson

As Baroness Hooper explained on 17th May (Official Report, col. 198), Morley College, the Working Men's College and the Mary Ward Centre will be funded initially through the London Residuary Body. Support from the London Residuary Body in the three years from April 1990 will be funded by the levy on the inner London boroughs. The Government will be prepared to continue to provide financial support to these institutions from April 1993, and such support will be dependent on evidence that the colleges have genuinely made every effort to increase their income from other sources. The same funding principles will apply to the City Lit.