§ Mr. Straw
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish details of all voluntary-aided city technology colleges that are planned and their intended locations, together with(a) the cost to local 338W authorities, (b) the total public expenditure involved and (c) the amount of sponsorship (i) pledged and (ii) confirmed; who the sponsors are; and if he will make a statement on their legal and financial status.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
I am still considering the legal and financial implications of proposals that voluntary-aided schools with the characteristics of city technology colleges might offer a worthwhile new means of extending the undoubted benefits of the CTC programme.