HC Deb 13 July 1979 vol 970 c346W
Mr. John Evans

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the capital expenditure allowance for education for Wigan metropolitan district 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 2.233
1975–6 0.900
1976–7 0.972
1977–8 1.482
Value of work started (£m)
1974–5 2.233
1975–6 0.900
1976–7 0.867
1977–8 1.148