§ Mr. Straw
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish a timetable for(a) the appointment of teachers, (b) signing of a lease for the premises, (c) closing date for application by pupils, (d) projected opening date, (e) agreement on curriculum the school will pursue, (f) the announcement of the cost of the Exchequer's contribution for capital costs and (g) the announcement of the sponsors' contribution to capital costs at the Britschool city technology college Croydon; and if he will publish a full list of sponsors for the Britschool city technology college and their projected contributions (i) in cash and (ii) in goods and services.
§ Mr. MacGregor
The lease of the premises of the city college for the technology of the arts (CCTA) in Croydon is scheduled to be signed today. The opening date for the college will be September 1991. The British phonographic industry has undertaken to provide capital funding of 40 per cent. of an agreed £5.9 million, of which my Department will provide 60 per cent. It is for the project team appointed by the sponsor to decide appropriate dates for the appointment of teachers to the college, a closing date for applications by pupils, and the details of the college's agreed curriculum. The college's principal was appointed on 1 January this year.