HC Deb 02 April 1963 vol 675 cc36-7W
Mr. Coulson

asked the Minister of Education how many schools are at present under construction in Kingston-upon-Hull; how many school places they will provide; and how these figures compare with the rest of the country.

Sir E. Boyle

Three new schools were under construction in Kingston-upon-Hull at 31st December, 1962, which will together provide 2,160 new school places. At the same date the total number of places under construction in all major school building projects in England and Wales was 364,000.

Mr. Coulson

asked the Minister of Education what estimates for school building were presented by the Kingston-upon-Hull Education Authority for the years 1960–61, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64 and 1964–65; and what amounts he authorised for those years.

Sir E. Boyle

The figures are as follows:

Estimated cost of projects proposed Estimated cost of projects approved
£000 £000
1960–61 906 738
1961–62 1,018 864
1962–63 1,157 753
1963–64 922* 370
1964–65 1,320† 927
* Subsequently increased to £1 144,000.
† Subsequently increased to £1,528,000.

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