§ 88. Mr. G. Thomas
asked the Minister of Education whether he is aware of the urgent need for an accelerated school building programme in Cardiff; what reply he has made to the proposals of the Cardiff Education Committee for its school building in 1964.65; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Chataway
I do not consider that Cardiff's need in this regard is any more urgent than that in other parts of England and Wales. The Cardiff Education Committee submitted six school building projects for the 1964–65 main School Building Programme. It was informed last month that three of these had been included, at a total estimated cost of £582,000. This compares with approvals of £485,000 in 1963–64 and £387,000 in 1962–63 and represents a generous proportion of the total capital available for the Welsh school building programme as a whole.