§ Mr. Willey
asked the Minister of Education (1) how much of the £55 million school building programme for 1964–65 is allocated for the reorganisation of all-age schools;
(2) how much of the £55 million school building programme for 1964–65 is allocated to meet requirements for new places;
(3) what provision is made for primary schools in the 1964–65 school building programme;183W
(4) what provision is made for the improvement of facilities for teaching science in secondary schools in the 1964–65 school building programme.
§ Sir E. Boyle
Estimated costs of new projects so far included in the major school building programme for 1964–65 may be analysed as follows:
£ million —— Primary Secondary Total New school places 12.8 12.0 24.8 Reorganisation of all-age schools — 9.9 9.9 Improvements and replacements 0.6 6.8* 7.4 13.4 28.7 42.1† *This includes improvements in science facilities. †The difference between this figure and £55 million, the minimum estimated cost of projects to be started in 1964–65, is due to a number of factors: some reserve is kept back for contingencies; the details of all authorities' programmes are not yet finally settled; and authorisations for earlier programmes have allowed for the fact that not all work authorised will start in the year in question.