HC Deb 22 February 1991 vol 186 cc273-4W
Mr. Peter Walker

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what were the bids made by educational authorities for major works for 1991–92; and what proportion of these bids has been agreed.

Mr. Fallon

Local authorities submitted 521 bids for new major projects in voluntary aided and special agreement schools to start in 1991–92, which would require grant aid of £54 million. Of these, 67 were placed on the starts list and 31 on the design list, involving a grant of £12.5 million in 1991–92, or 23 per cent. of the grant bid for. A further 93 bids were made for projects which require statutory proposals. Additional funds will be allocated as necessary for any such project for which associated statutory proposals are approved in the course of the year.