HC Deb 26 March 1998 vol 309 c260W
26. Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what is his present estimate of the monetary value of the backlog of school buildings, repair and maintenance. [34920]

Mr. Byers

Under the previous government no such estimate was made. We shall require every LEA to prepare an asset management plan. This will identify the backlog of work to be carried out.