§ Mr. Greenway
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the percentage of capital expenditure on major school building projects started in each of the last 10 years represented by projects at voluntary aided schools; and what is the corresponding percentage in the starts programme approved for the year 1985–86.
§ Mr. Dunn
The information is not available in the form requested. The percentages of the value of major projects approved by the Department represented by work at voluntary aided and special agreement schools for the years 1975–76 to 1983–84 were:
Per cent. 1975–76 16 1976–77 13 1977–78 12 1978–79 15 1979–80 14 1980–81 14 1981–82 12 1982–83 16 1983–84 12
Corresponding figures for 1984–85 and 1985–86 are not yet available; and, since allocations to LEAs are unhypothecated and are no longer made on the basis of starts, estimates cannot be made. However, the percentages of allocations for all school capital expenditure in those years represented by the allocation for voluntary aided and special agreement schools were:
Per cent. 1984–85 12 1985–86 15