Proposed Technical College, Greenock

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th July 1959.

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Photo of Dr Dickson Mabon Dr Dickson Mabon , Greenock 12:00 am, 28th July 1959

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he estimates the projected technical college at the Dalrymple Street site in Greenock will be started and completed.

Photo of Hon. John Maclay Hon. John Maclay , Renfrewshire West

I have approved in principle the education authority's proposal for a technical college, but it has still to submit proposals for a site and estimated dates for the building work.

Photo of Dr Dickson Mabon Dr Dickson Mabon , Greenock

May we have an assurance from the right hon. Gentleman, since this matter concerns both his constituency and mine, that the acute need for this college will be recognised and that sanction will be given as soon as proposals are submitted?

Photo of Hon. John Maclay Hon. John Maclay , Renfrewshire West

There are many details to be gone into before we can give a positive assurance about when sanction will be given, but, as the hon. Member knows, I am very anxious to get on with it as quickly as we can.