HC Deb 15 December 1977 vol 941 c342W
Mr. Joseph Dean

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many resources for energy conservation in educational buildings announced by the Secretary of State for Energy on 12th December will be divided; and if she will make a statement.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

My Department's share of the resources which the Government plan to earnmark for energy conservation amounts to expenditure of £8 million in 1978–79 and £17 million in each of the three succeeding years. In 1978–79, £3.8 million is being made available in addition to existing programmes and £4.2 million will be set against the extra expenditure for construction which I announced on 18th November. The £8 million will be divided as follows: schools, further education colleges and polytechnics, £4.2 million; universities £1.6 million; the recipient bodies of the science budget, £1.1 million; the national museums and galleries, £1.1 million. Further details, including arrangements relating to savings on recurrent expenditure, will be announced after discussion with the local authority associations and the other bodies concerned.