HC Deb 19 January 1977 vol 924 c226W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what will be the impact of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's public spending cuts announced on 15th December 1976 on the school building programme in Bedford.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

As a result both of the Chancellor's statement and of the rate support grant settlement, the school building allocations for Bedfordshire in 1976–77 and 1977–78 have been reduced—from £3,600,000 to £3,457,000 in 1976–77 and from £2,910,000 to £2,698,000 in 1977–78. The distribution of these reductions amongst school building projects in Bedford is a matter for the Bedfordshire local education authority.