§ Mr. Thorne
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many pre-1903 primary schools are still in use within the responsibility of the Lancashire County Council; and, if any, when they may be replaced.
§ Miss Joan Lestor
Information is not collected by my Department in this form. The question of replacement of schools is a matter for the local education authority within its annual allocation of school building resources authorised by my right hon. Friend, the bulk of which nationally derive from estimated basic need for additional places. In allocating for 1976–77, some account was taken of expected pupil numbers in pre-1903 schools.