§ 26. Mr. Tony Lloyd
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he has any plans to issue guidance to local education authorities about the level of resources devoted to the maintenance and repair of school buildings.
§ Mr. Dunn
The Government's plans for 1985–86, published in Cmnd. 9428, allow for improved levels of expenditure per pupil on repairs and maintenace in many authorities. In addition, the Department's design note 40 on "Maintenance and Renewal in Education Buildings: Needs and Priorities" published earlier this year, provides guidelines to LEAs for determining maintenance priorities and setting up cost-effective maintenance programmes. My right hon. Friend has no plans to issue further guidance.
§ 66. Mr. Simon Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will conduct a survey of the condition of school buildings in the United Kingdom.