HC Deb 26 April 1956 vol 551 cc1958-9
28. Mr. Hayman

asked the Minister of Education what special grants are available to local education authorities for building new schools on difficult sites.

Sir D. Eccles

I am prepared to increase the limit of cost for individual projects on sites of unusual difficulty. Grant is payable on the additional expenditure involved at the normal rate of 60 per cent.

Mr. Hayman

Is an additional grant paid on the site deductible from the total grant for the whole of the school building and site?

Sir D. Eccles

I think that the site is taken into consideration, and if it is decided that it is so difficult that extra money must be spent, that, of course, is added to the total building cost.