HC Deb 13 November 1973 vol 864 cc81-2W
Mr. Lomas

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how the cost allowance for new schools in the county borough of Huddersfield has affected the proposed new school building; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

In common with a number of other local education authorities Huddersfield has been finding it difficult to obtain tenders for school building projects within cost limits. The purpose of the phasing forward of public sector building programmes announced by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 8th October is to reduce the pressure on the building industry and thus to help to moderate prices. New cost arrangements for the future are under consideration and will be announced as soon as possible.