HC Deb 22 October 1973 vol 861 cc413-4W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will list the major and minor school building projects already submitted by the Wolverhampton Education Authority which will be axed as a result of her recent decision to curtail education expenditure; and what the total savings will be.

Mrs. Thatcher

None. The Department's Circular 12/73 announced that no more final approvals would be given before the end of 1973 for major educational building projects in the maintained sector and that no further minor works should be started before the end of 1973. Another circular will be issued as soon as possible setting out the basis for the resumption of approvals. No decisions have yet been taken concerning the effect of this circular on particular projects.