College Mergers (Glasgow)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 26 June 2013.

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Photo of Michael Russell Michael Russell Scottish National Party

I will be very happy to provide those details in writing to the member. Obviously, some of the figures still require to come out of the development of the business case, but the member will be pleased to know that, overall, college reform will deliver efficiencies of £50 million-plus per year from 2014-15.

Of course, reform is not all about money; it is about providing a better service to students, more full-time courses, better opportunities for students, and colleges of scale. That is precisely what will happen with the mergers, and that is why they are being so warmly welcomed.