§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what proposals he has to improve the quality of the buildings in the Belfast institute of further and higher education; 
(2) when the Belfast Institute of further and higher education commissioned an economic appraisal to address the institute's most pressing accommodation needs in accordance with his request; what were its findings, and what action has been taken. 
§ Mr. Ancram
The Belfast education and library board completed a major review of the institute's accommodation needs in 1991 which produced a preferred option of a new building on a new site at a cost of some384W £70 million. Because of the magnitude of this proposal, the board was asked to examine how the accommodation needs could be provided on a phased basis. An economic appraisal to address the most pressing accommodation needs is currently being prepared by the board and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.