HC Deb 24 January 1994 vol 236 c36W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will list those individuals and industrial sponsors who had indicated an interest in supporting the proposed city technology college in Brighton.

Mr. Robin Squire

The principal potential sponsor was Mr. Ivor Revere chairman and managing director of South Weald Properties Ltd.—trading as Greenleaf Planters. Mr. Revere had made a firm written pledge of £1 million which he withdrew on 13 April 1990. In consequence, the Secretary of State announced to Parliament on 24 April 1990 that the Government were withdrawing their financial support. Other potential sponsors had expressed interest but had not submitted firm pledges to the Department.