HC Deb 13 July 1979 vol 970 c345W
Mr. John Evans

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the capital expenditure allocation for education for Cheshire county council for 1974–75 and each succeeding year, to the latest available date; and what was its actual expenditure in each of these years.

Mr. Mark Carlisle

The control of capital expenditure by local education authorities is based on the value of work started in each year. The figures in the following table, which are expressed at the prices prevailing at the time, compare the authority's annual share of the resources available for educational building with the total value of projects which they were able to start:

Starts allocation (£m)
1974–5 7.366
1975–6 4.222
1976–7 3.912
1977–8 3.030
Value of work started (£m)
1974–5 7.366
1975–6 4.068
1976–7 3.769
1977–8 2.980