HC Deb 27 June 1995 vol 262 c622W
19. Mr. Tipping

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate she has made of the cost of outstanding repairs to schools. [29126]

Mr. Squire

Estimates based on a 1991 National Audit Office report suggested that the cost of structural repairs and maintenance to local authority school buildings was around £1.4 billion at current prices, but since 1990–91, some £3.5 billion has been made available from all sources for capital work in schools.

20. Mr. Janner

To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will make a statement on the standards of school buildings. [29127]

Mr. Squire

The main standards for school buildings are set out in the Education (School Premises) Regulations 1981. Building work at schools is covered by the Department's construction standards.