HC Deb 21 July 1966 vol 732 c118W
44. Sir E. Boyle

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether the 8½ per cent. rise in cost limits for school building takes full account of the actual rise in costs since the previous limits were fixed.

Mr. Crosland

The 1964 limits included some allowance for increases in costs then foreseeable. The new limits take account of increases in costs in excess of the allowance then made, together with some allowance for factors which will affect tenders in the immediate future.