HC Deb 02 February 1971 vol 810 cc333-4W
Mr. Simon Mahon

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, if, when deciding on priorities for the new primary schools programme for needy areas, she takes into account the environ- ment of the area and the danger to small children in highly industrialised districts from traffic hazards, etc.; and if she will make a statement.

Mrs. Thatcher

About half of the 1972–73 school improvements programme was allocated by reference to social de privation. Specific hazards I should expect to be taken into account by the L.E.A. in deciding which schools to put top of their lists.