HC Deb 22 April 1971 vol 815 cc422-3W
Mr. Marks

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science over what period she proposes to spend the £280 million she estimates is required to improve or replace schools built before 1903.

Mrs. Thatcher

Over £40 million will be devoted in 1972–73 to the improvement or replacement of these old primary schools. I hope that, within five years from then, we shall be in sight of their elimination.