§ Mr. Boston
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science why he made substantial cuts in the Kent County Council's major building programmes for 1964– 65, 1965– 66 and 1966– 67 respectively.
§ Mr. Hogg
I cannot accept the hon. Member's description of the non-selection of projects as cuts. The system under which local education authorities are invited to submit proposals for my consideration is designed to secure the best use of the available resources in the country as a whole within the period covered by the particular building programme. With the increase of the annual programme for England and Wales to £ 80 million for the years 1965– 66 and 1966– 67, we were able to allocate over £ 3 million to Kent for each of these years.