HC Deb 18 December 1986 vol 107 cc661-2W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage of his Department's budget is available for repairs to voluntary-aided primary schools in the current fiscal year; and what were the comparable figures in each of the past five years.

Mr. Dunn

Provision is not made separately for grantaiding repair work at voluntary aided primary schools. The table shows planned provision for the current year and the outturn for the past four years (comparable figures for 1981–82 are not available) for grant payments on repair work at all aided and special agreement schools in England.

DES vote1 expenditure Provision for repairs at aided schools Repair provision as percentage of vote
1986–872 2,469 23.0 0.93
1985–86 32,383 422.6 0.95
1984–854 2,259 20.1 0.89
1983–844 2,173 17.7 0.81
1982–834 2,070 15.5 0.75


1Total Government expenditure voted in estimates which is the responsibility of the Department of Education and Science as shown in the 1986 public expenditure White Paper (Cmnd. 9702).

2Planned provision.

3Estimated outturn.

4Actual outturn.