HC Deb 24 March 1976 vol 908 cc210-1W
Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the amounts allocated for primary school building in Cambridgeshire for the years 1970 to 1978 inclusive; and if he will provide comparative figures for Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Hertfordshire authorities

Miss Margaret Jackson

The present non-metropolitan counties of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Hertfordshire came into existence on 1st April 1974. The annual school building allocations since that date have taken the form of lump sum authorisations for each local education authority to cover major and minor projects at both primary and secondary maintained schools and certain other minor works. Within these allocations it is for the authorities to decide what projects they wish to start. The allocations so far announced have been as follows, at current prices:

Building year £000
1974–75* 1,615
1975–76 2,714†
1976–77 2,820†
Building year £000
1974–75* 6,055
1975–76 5,586
1976–77 4,234
Building year £000
1974–75* 3,995
1975–76 2,443
1976–77 1,138
Building year £000
1974–75* 1,590
1975–76 2,556
1976–77 3,870
Building year £000
1974–75* 2,915
1975–76 l,296†
1976–77 2,506†
* Separate minor works allocations which were announced for the year have been included together with an estimate where applicable for named primary school replacement projects included in a special programme.
† Incorporates a transfer of £510,000 from Suffolk to Cambridgeshire in 1975–76 and from Cambridgeshire to Suffolk in 1976–77.

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