City Technology Colleges (Hansard, 20 January 1987)
HC Deb 20 January 1987 vol 108 c500W
19. Mr. Chapman

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a further statement on progress on plans for the city technology colleges.

Mr. Meadowcroft

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress he has made on the establishment of city technology colleges.

78. Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress he has made towards establishing city technology colleges.

56. Mr. Wainwright

asked the Secretary of Slate for Education and Science what progress he has made towards the establishment of city technology colleges.

82. Mr. Simon Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress he has made towards establishing city technology colleges.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

I refer my hon. Friend and the hon. Members to the answer which I gave earlier today to the hon. Members for Ryedale (Mrs Shields) and Cambridgeshire. North-East (Mr. Freud).

Mr. Nicholas Baker

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will report on the progress of his initiatives to improve standards of education in inner cities.

Mr. Dunn

The policy of my right hon. Friend is to improve standards of education in all schools, including those in inner cities where special assistance is given through the urban programme, section 11 grant, the inner cities, initiative and education support grants. The city technology college initiative will also contribute to an improvement in the standards of education in inner cities.

Mr. Stern

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many inquiries he has so far received from individuals or groups interested in establishing city technology colleges.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

Several hundred organisations and individuals, many expressing an interest in sponsorship or co-sponsorship of a city technology college have written to the Department since the invitation was issued in mid-October 1986.

86. Mr. Roger King

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he now expects the first city technology college to come into operation; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

I have set September 1988 as the target date for the opening of the first city technology college. It is too soon to say whether this can be achieved.

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