HC Deb 12 May 1966 vol 728 cc109-10W
Mr. Armstrong

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will state the value of schoolbuilding programmes approved in each of the years 1960 to 1965, and the amount allocated to secondary and primary schools, respectively.

Mr. Crosland

The major programmes originally approved for the five years totalled £313.5 million, of which £71.5million was for primary schools, £187 million for secondary schools and £55 million for the reorganisation of all age schools. The final annual allocations (increased to allow for rising costs) were as follows:—

£ Million
1960–61 65.4
1961–62 69.7
1962–63 67.9
1963–64 60.7
1964–65 61.4
Total £325.1

The minor works programme for the same five years toalled £78.5 million.