HC Deb 15 May 1973 vol 856 cc1234-5
23. Mr. Edwin Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will give the total amounts of money allocated for secondary and primary school building, respectively, in the West Riding of Yorkshire for each of the past four years.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Wainwright

Does not the hon. Gentleman agree that it is quite deplorable that children should have to go outside the school and across a yard to the toilets? When will his Department do something for the Jump Primary School in Wombwell, and for the Swinton Fitzwilliam School, replacement for which has been promised for a long time? Can he also do something for the Wombwell Catholic School, which urgently requires extra classrooms, despite what the right hon. Lady said the other week?

Mr. St. John-Stevas

Allocations for the replacement or improvement of nineteenth century primary schools in the first year for which my right hon. Friend was responsible have considerably exceeded the total in the previous three years. I am certainly willing to look at the position of the schools the hon. Member has mentioned. I can tell him that the new preliminary list of school building projects expected to start in or after

Allocations in £ million at 1972 prices
Major school building programmes Minor works
Primary Secondary programmes
Starts Year Improvement Programme Remainder ("Basic Need") RSLA Allocations Remainder ("Basic Need") (Primary and Secondary) Total
1969–70 0.2 2.3 2.5 1.6 6.6
1970–71 0.4 2.5 1.3 3.5 1.6 9.3
1971–72 0.3 1.2 1.9 2.9 1.7 8.0
1972–73 1.4 1.2 2.4 2.7 1.8 9.5
Total 2.3 7.2 5.6 11.6 6.7 33.4