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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-19907: Neil Bibby (West Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 13 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many lecturers at each campus within West College Scotland received voluntary severance in each of the last four academic years.

Answered by: Richard Lochhead 27 November 2018

The SFC has provided the following information in line with college figures produced for annual accounting purposes:

The total voluntary severance headcount taken-up by lecturers across all 3 campuses of West College Scotland was 15 in the year 2014 -15. The breakdown for each of the campuses is:

  • Clydebank - 6
  • Greenock - 3
  • Paisley - 6.

No voluntary severance occurred in the years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.

The total voluntary severance headcount taken-up by lecturers across all 3 campuses of West College Scotland was 10 in the year 2017 -18. The breakdown across each of the campuses being:

  • Clydebank - 2
  • Greenock - 4
  • Paisley - 4.