§ Dame Joan Vickers
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many projects in the city of Plymouth will not now be put into operation in 1974, 1975 or 1976.
§ Mr. Raison
The Department's Circular 15/73 announced that of major school building projects only those to meet basic needs for additional places would be eligible for approval between 1st January 1974 and 30th June 1975. Two major projects to replace old primary schools in the Plymouth local education authority area, Mount Street Primary School and Oxford Street Primary School, will therefore be delayed until after June 1975. One other replacement project had plans approved in July 1973, and, provided a tender meeting the Department's requirements is obtained, that project will be allowed to proceed. The local education authority is responsible for deciding which minor projects should be carried out within its minor works allocation.