§ 30. Mr. Montgomery
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science why the special building allocations for educational priority areas are not being continued beyond 1969–70.
§ Mr. Edward Short
The special two-year programme was a valuable first step in dealing with the problem. But for the future I prefer that as much as can be spared from all the resources for school building be devoted to such areas.
§ Mr. Montgomery
Is the Minister satisfied that more could not be done for educational priority areas?
§ Sir E. Boyle
As the right hon. Gentleman has twice said that about the building programme, will he acknowledge that the last programme that we authorised complete was the 1965–66 programme, and that the improvement element was considerably greater in that programme than in the last programme which the right hon. Gentleman has authorised