HC Deb 14 November 1989 vol 160 cc216-7W
21. Mr. Cryer

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the provision of extra capital expenditure for Bradford to take account of expanding school roles.

Mr. Alan Howarth

Bradford local education authority has received an allocation for prescribed expenditure for 1989–90 and it is for the authority to decide how to use the resources available to it in the light of local needs and priorities. Annual capital guidelines for education expenditure in 1990–91 are currently being considered and my right hon. Friend expects to be in a position to announce these in December. In setting allocations my right hon. Friend takes into account and gives priority to local education authority needs in areas of population growth.