§ Mr. Ovenden
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how he proposes to distribute the £4 million of capital authorisation for education in England which was announced as part of the Government's measures to help provide employment in the construction industry; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mulley
Authorisation will be given for building work which accords with the Government's priorities such as facilitating the reorganisation of secondary education, improving fire precautions, educational and amenity improvements in schools, and energy saving measures. My Department is approaching local education authorities in the assisted areas to authorise additional work of this nature of £3.75 million. £250,000 will be made available to universities for work of similar priority.