HC Deb 09 March 1972 vol 832 cc366-7W
31. Mr. Scott-Hopkins

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she is aware of the lack of facilities in most schools of secondary age level to mount useful courses for pupils between 15–16 years of age who will be completing the extra year at school after September, 1972; and what plans she has to correct this.

Mrs. Thatcher

Building allocations totalling £125 million, at current cost limits, have been made to local education authorities to meet the need for extra places following the raising of the school leaving age. Advice on planning buildings for pupils of this age was published in 1966 in the Department's Building Bulletin No. 32. Guidance on the curriculum has been given in a number of Schools Council publications.