HC Deb 11 May 1972 vol 836 c1543
23. Mr. Leslie Huckfield

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the allocations of money for school building in Warwickshire in the years 1969–70, 1970–71 and 1971–72.

Mr. van Straubenzee

The allocations are £2.5 million, £3 million and £4.5 million at 1971 prices.

Mr. Huckfield

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that this is certainly no cause for self-congratulation? Does he know that my constituency comprises the fastest growing part of the county, especially if one compares the figures for my area with those for the rest of the county? When does the Department propose to do something to increase the allocation to ease the primary school pressure in the Attleborough and Stockingford parts of Nuneaton?

Mr. van Straubenzee

The latest figures, and particularly those for the whole of last year, reflect especially the Chelmsley Wood development—about which the hon. Gentleman will know more than I do—which is now tending to be run down, and that accounts for the particular form of the figures.