HC Deb 20 April 1948 vol 449 cc131-2W
Mr. Gallacher

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what building in connection with education, was undertaken in 1947; and how much of this included the building of new schools.

Mr. Woodburn

During the year 1947, projects in connection with educational provision to the estimated value of £2,500,000 were authorised. Of this amount approximately £1,500,000 is applicable to hutments being erected by the Ministry of Works for the raising of the school leaving age, and £330,000 to the erection of new schools. The expenditure actually incurred during the year amounted to approximately £820,000, of which £470,000 applied to hutment buildings. These figures do not include expenditure on school meals provision where this is not included as part of the main structure of new schools. The estimated expenditure on school meals projects during 1947 is £630,000.