HC Deb 15 June 1976 vol 913 c114W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the average cost or latest available information for the construction of (a) a primary school for 250 children on a green field site and (b) a secondary school for 1,000 children on a green field site; and what is the cost element under these figures represented by the cost of primary labour engaged in the construction and what proportion by the cost of land acquisition.

Miss Margaret Jackson

About £220,000 and £1.7 million respectively on the basis of the average cost of school building in England at the end of the financial year 1975–76 and excluding the cost of furniture and equipment. Of these total costs, site labour is estimated to account on average for about a fifth, and land, the cost of which can vary considerably between particular cases, about a tenth.