HC Deb 03 November 1955 vol 545 cc136-7W
85. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Education if he is aware that the policy of increasing interest rates and reducing subsidy is having a serious effect on the school-building programme of the Bristol City Council; and what steps he is taking to ease this burden.

Sir D. Eccles

I have no evidence that the first factor mentioned by the hon. Member is likely to prejudice the Bristol Education Authority's school building programme. There has been no reduction in the grants available to authorities for school building.