HC Deb 18 February 1970 vol 796 c410
28. Mr. W. H. K. Baker

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland from how many local authorities in Scotland he has met delegations from education committees with reference to the capital allocations for school building within the past six months.

Mr. Millan

I have met delegations from eight education authorities.

Mr. Baker

Is not that a measure of the grave disquiet that is to be found among local education authorities in Scotland at the paucity of the first announcement of the two-year period 1970–72? Can the hon. Gentleman give an assurance that the primary side of school building will be looked at very carefully in addition to secondary school building?

Mr. Millan

The number of meetings I have is the measure of the care we are giving to the views expressed to us by education authorities. I have already made clear that roofs over heads must be the first priority for the school building programme over the next two years or so, and within that heading a certain amount of primary accommodation finds a place. There is also a certain amount of improvement in primary accommodation.