HC Deb 06 February 1986 vol 91 c205W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list in the Official Report all local authority bids made to his Department for the purposes of school maintenance over the last 12 months.

Mr. Dunn

The greater part of local education authorities' maintenance expenditure is classified as recurrent. Authorities do not submit bids in respect of recurrent expenditure, but provision for expenditure on maintenance and repairs, along with all other aspects of recurrent education spending, is discussed annually with the local authority associations.

Each authority is invited annually to submit to the Department details of its capital expenditure plans; capitalised maintenance expenditure may figure in these, but is not separately identifiable on the basis of the information supplied.