HC Deb 05 March 1970 vol 797 c138W
41. Mr. Lane

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the total expenditure on improvements in further education between 1964–65 and 1969–70.

Mr. Fowler

The figure for the whole period is not readily available but I estimate that expenditure in 1969–70 shows an improvement in real terms of £20 million compared with 1964–65. Individual projects often provide for increasing numbers as well as improvements in staffing, building and equipment and information on capital expenditure for improvements only is not identifiable if this is what the hon. Member has in mind.