HC Deb 04 April 1979 vol 965 cc712-3W
Mr. Churchill

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the total capital expenditure on schools in the Trafford district of Manchester in the financial year 1978–79; and what was the equivalent figure for the year 1973–74 updated to current prices.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

Because expenditure figures for 1978–79 are not yet available it is not possible to provide specific figures for an education authority. Furthermore, the administrative area of Trafford came into being as a result of local government reorganisation on 1 April 1974 and it would not be possible readily to identify schools which hitherto formed part of the administrative area of Manchester for purposes of making the comparison the hon. Member seeks.