HC Deb 22 November 1962 vol 667 c139W
17. Mr. Gower

asked the Minister of Education what increases are contemplated on minor works in England and in Wales, respectively, in the next year.

Mr. Chataway

The current minor works allocation, which covers a period of eighteen months, is £22 million. The allocation for 1963–64 will be at the rather higher annual rate of £16 million. From this total £3 million will be held by my Department to cover training colleges, non-maintained special schools and jobs under £2,000. Of the remaining £13 million, details of which are being announced this week, Welsh local education authorities and voluntary schools will be receiving just over 6 per cent.