§ Mr. Edward Short
The building programme for schools in 1969–70 is fixed at £138.5 million. Work on major projects for new schools at Honiton and Dawlish worth £122,000 is expected to start in 1970–71. No decisions have yet been made for 1971–72.
§ Mr. Short
I think that it is a reasonably fair settlement. Four schools, or four biggish projects, are starting or planned this year. I went to Devon and had long discussions with the director and the authority and I saw a great many of the schools. In all the circumstances, I think that it is a reasonably fair programme.
§ Mr. Peter Mills
Will the Minister bear in mind that it is a question of money being spent not only on new buildings but on modernising existing buildings? Will he also bear in mind that in Devon there are some schools where the children are most unhappy to go to the toilets because of the state of the toilets?