HC Deb 15 June 1964 vol 696 cc147-8W
Mr. Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the value of school building now under construction and the years during which approval was given for this investment, together with the amount in each such year; and if he will give the years when construction was started and the amount in each such year.

Mr. Noble

The total value of school building under construction at 30th April, 1964—the latest date for which information is available—was £44.5 million. Following table shows, for each year, the total value of the projects which were started and are still under construction:

£ million
1964 (January-April only) 11.7
1963 16.0
1962 11.8
1961 2.8
1960 and earlier (comprising alterations and phased projects on which some work still continues) 2.2

Approval for investment has hitherto been given normally in the year before or early in the year in which the project started: no details are readily available.