HC Deb 24 April 1963 vol 676 cc35-6W
Mr. Driberg

asked the Minister of Education in how many cases, in England and Wales, the managers of schools whose buildings were destroyed by enemy action in 1941 are still seeking his permission to rebuild.

Sir E. Boyle

Most proposals of this kind take the form of replacing the accommodation into which the schools moved after the original buildings were destroyed. They are thus very similar to other replacement projects and I could not say without a special inquiry how many are still outstanding.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

The percentage changes between precepts for 1962–63 and those for 1963–64 sent to the Ministry by river and catchment boards are set out below. The aggregate 1963–64 figures represent a 10.9 per cent. increase on those for the year before.