HC Deb 07 July 1960 vol 626 cc55-6W
Mr. Boyden

asked the Minister of Education what percentage of school building costs was spent on sites, on loan charges and actual building work, respectively, in 1953, 1956 and 1959, respectively.

Sir D. Eccles

Information in the form requested about expenditure on sites and building could not be provided without a great deal of work. Loan charges are an item of current expenditure which, in any one year, are determined mainly by capital expenditure incurred in previous years. They cannot be compared with the capital expenditure incurred in particular years on the purchase of sites and on building work.