HC Deb 15 February 1951 vol 484 c589
5. Mr. Morley

asked the Minister of Education what amount of school building has been sanctioned and is being proceeded with for the year 1951; and how many additional school places it will provide when completed.

Mr. Tomlinson

The programme of major school building projects approved for the financial year 1951–52 will provide about 190,000 places at an estimated cost of £40 million.

Mr. Morley

is my right hon. Friend reasonably hopeful that, by 1953, places will be provided for the 1,150,000 additional children who will then require them?

Mr. Tomlinson

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Angus Maude

Can the Minister say to what extent the current year's programme has been complicated by arrears of last year's, and whether they have been made up?

Mr. Tomlinson

That is another question.