HC Deb 23 November 1970 vol 807 cc16-7
19. Mr. Gower

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he is satisfied with the size of the proposed school-building programme, in view of the decision to raise the school-leaving age; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Thomas

The special building programme for raising the school-leaving age was announced on 8th January, 1969. I am satisfied that the block allocations totalling £8.8 million made to Welsh authorities for the years 1970–73 are adequate to meet the expected needs.