HC Deb 24 February 1965 vol 707 cc121-2W
Mr. John Wells

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether the minor works programme for the next year to be announced for the County of Kent will include works under the value of £2,500; and whether the total minor works programme, inclusive of these smaller sums, will be greater in the coming year than it has been in past years.

Mr. Crosland

Yes. Kent's allocation for 1965–66 is £400,000. Their allocation for 1964–65 is £370,000 and in addition to this the Authority estimate that by the end of the current financial year they will have spent £230,000 on projects costing up to £2,000. It is, however, misleading to compare 1965–66 figures with those for the previous years because from 1st April, 1965, the Authority's area is reduced in size as a result of the London Government Act 1963.