HC Deb 21 December 1954 vol 535 cc2582-3
21. Mr. Manuel

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what sum he estimates will be spent on school building in Scotland during 1955.

Mr. J. Stuart

On the information available I estimate that the value of school building work which will be carried out by education authorities in 1955 will be of the order of £9 million.

Mr. Manuel

Can the right hon. Gentleman indicate the percentage representing new school building as against the minor work of expanding old schools?

Mr. Stuart

I can tell the hon. Member that the total value of work likely to be done will be of the order of £10 million, of which over £9 million will be spent upon schools.