Mr. Bob Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proposals she has further to reduce the size of school classes on Tyneside.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
The Tyneside local education authorities will be helped by their share of the building programmes and of the rapidly increasing supply of teachers. My right hon. Friend is willing to consider on their merits applications from them for increased quotas of teachers.
§ 52. Mr. Willey
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will make a statement on her proposals for primary school building in the Northern Region.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
The 1971–72 Design List, which will form the basis of the starts programme for 1972–73, includes primary and middle school projects to the value of about £4.8 million for the Northern Region, compared with £3.8 million and £4.0 million in the starts programmes for 1970–71 and 1971–72 respectively.