HC Deb 13 February 1979 vol 962 cc443-5W
Mr. Reid

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list those primary and secondary schools in the Central region with accommodation dating from before 1900; whether he is satisfied that all these schools meet the minimum acceptable standards laid down by his Department; and what additional finan-

Mr. Harry Ewing

It is not possible to give a comprehensive answer to the question. The information set out in the table below shows the mean waiting times, in weeks, of patients discharged during 1977, the latest year for which figures are available, in each of the specialties at both hospitals. The figures refer only to patients discharged during 1977 and not to all patients on the waiting list in 1977.

budget for(a) motor way and trunk raod maintenance for 1976–77, 1977– 1978–, and 1979–80.

Mr. Gregor Mackenzie

The information so far as it relates to expenditure within my responsibility is as follows:

cial provision he intends making to upgrade the buildings and facilities.

Mr. McElhone

Information about all schools in the Central region is not available centrally in the form requested. I am asking the regional council to send the hon. Member a copy of a council report which gives dates of construction and, where applicable, reconstruction for most primary and secondary schools in their area. The provisional allocations for capital expenditure on education which were notified to the regional council in December 1978 are intended to give it more scope than previously planned for school improvement and replacement work.