HC Deb 19 February 1985 vol 73 c422W
52. Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the provision of funds for repairs to reorganised schools in the voluntary sector in Liverpool.

Mr. Dunn

As the hon. Member is aware, my right hon. Friend regards repairs which are required to bring the newly established Roman Catholic secondary schools in Liverpool up to the requirements of the Education (School Premises) Regulations 1981 as an integral part of the work required to implement the proposals made under section 13 of the Education Act 1980 under which the schools were established. Such works are eligible for grant aid under section 1 of the Education Act 1967 and have to be met from within the annual allocation made for approved projects undertaken by the governors of voluntary aided and special agreement schools. An allocation of £2.08 million has been made for such projects in Liverpool in 1985–86, mostly for projects arising from Roman Catholic secondary reorganisation.