HC Deb 11 May 1978 vol 949 cc606-7W
Mr. Hicks

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will now give the line of his Department's preferred route for the A38 trunk road improvement between Saltash and Trerulefoot.

Mr. Horam

I am making an announcement about the preferred route today. For the section of route at Saltash, we have chosen the tunnel route rather than the route in cutting. West of Saltash the preferred route follows the line of the red, brown and green route alternatives offered in public consultation. The black route at the western end of the scheme for which no alternative was offered has been abandoned in favour of improving the existing road between Heskyn and Tinkerslake. West of Landrake the route has been modified in response to a suggestion made during public consultation.

Further work on the scheme will now proceed subject to the overall priority being given in the South-West to completion of improvements to the A30 route into Cornwall. The preferred route announced today will be studied in the light of the report of the Advisory Committee on Trunk Road Assessment—the Leitch Report—and will be developed to the stage at which formal proposals can be published in draft orders under the Highways Acts 1959–1971. There will then be an opportunity for further public examination of the proposals and objections and representations to be made to the Secretary of State.

Before 1903 1903 to 1918 1919 to 1945 1946 or later In temporary buildings
Capacity ('000 cost places)
Primary schools 107 42 30 192 28
Secondary schools 11 10 19 171 19
Percentage of the capacity built
Primary schools 27 10 8 48 7
Secondary schools 5 4 8 74 8
The data were collected on the basis of a sample and cannot be broken down by local authority area.

Mr. Kinnock

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many primary and secondary schools are situated in areas classified as socialy deprived on the basis of criteria operated by his Department in each local education authority in Wales.

Mr. Bary Jones

No general definition of social deprivation is operated by the Welsh Office such as would enable local education authorities to identify these areas on a uniform and consistent basis.

Mr. Kinnock

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the past and planned amount of public expenditure to be made on primary and secondary schools in each financial year 1974–75 to 1981–82.

Mr. Barry Jones

Following is the information:

£m.1977 Survey Prices
1974–75 218.4
1975–76 223.4
1976–77 222.4
1977–78 222.3
1978–79 224.1
1979–80 226.2
1980–81 225.3
1981–82 223.2

These figurese include expenditure on special schools but exclude expenditure on school meals and milk and general

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