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Building Programmes

Volume 530: debated on Wednesday 21 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Education what percentage of the estimated cost of the building programmes submitted by educational authorities for the years 1952–53, 1953–54, 1954–55 and 1955–56 has been allowed to be included in the building programmes for those years, respectively, in County Durham, Essex, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, West Sussex, and England as a whole.

I cannot usefully add to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for Cardiff, West (Mr. G. Thomas) on 3rd June.

asked the Minister of Education what percentage of the estimated cost of the educational building programmes in County Durham, Essex, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and West Sussex, respectively, for the years 1952–53, 1953–54, 1954–55 and 1955–56 relates to schools in the new towns in those counties.

Following is the information:

Local education authorityPercentage of estimated cost of school building programme relating to schools in new towns
1952–531953–541954–551955–56
Per cent.Per cent.Per cent.Per cent.
Berkshire51·7543·95·636·4
Durham45·929·117·925·6
Essex17·326·537·318·1
Hertfordshire25·357·537·532·4
Northamptonshire32·316·646·59·0
West Sussex63·756·744·924·9