§ Mr. Freeman
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the level of grants for 1985–86 for school building and modernisation.
§ Sir Keith Joseph
The annual allocations of prescribed capital expenditure made to local education authorities are not grants but indications of basic permitted spending levels. Grant is paid only in respect of projects at voluntary aided and special agreement schools. On the implications of the 1985–86 allocations, I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Darlington (Mr. Fallon) on 10 January 1985 at column526.