HC Deb 11 December 1950 vol 482 cc125-6W
Mr. Ashton

asked the Minister of Education the total capital expenditure allocated separately for primary and secondary schools for the country as a whole for the calendar year 1949; for the financial year 1950–51; the estimate for the year 1951–52; and the similar capital expenditure in the above periods separately for primary and secondary schools in the administrative counties of Lancashire, Middlesex, the West Riding of Yorkshire, Essex and Kent.

Mr. Tomlinson

A single allocation of investment is made for primary and secondary schools together. The allocations for England and Wales in the calendar years 1949–51 are as follows:

£ million
1949 16.5
1950 30.0
1951 37.0

Comparable figures are not available for individual local education authorities. The following table shows, for the authorities listed, the estimated cost of the approved programmes of primary and secondary school building work to be started:

1949 1950–1951(a) 1951–1952
£ £ £
Essex 1,512,000 1,805,000 1,953,000
Kent 1,697,000 2,132,000 1,459,000
Lancashire 2,911,000 1,939,000 1,118,000
Middlesex 3,755,000 3,141,000 2,007,000
Yorks. (W. Riding) 1,571,000 1,363,000 936,000
(a) 1st January, 1950–31st March. 1951.