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Major School Building Projects

Volume 656: debated on Thursday 29 March 1962

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asked the Minister of Education whether he will now make a statement on the value of the projects completed, started and proposed, respectively, in each of the years of the building programme for primary and secondary schools during the five years from 1960–61 to 1964–65; and whether it is still the Government's intention to start work costing £300 millions in this period.

The figures for 1960–61 to 1963–64 inclusive are as follows:

MAJOR SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS
(to nearest £ million)
Financial yearCompletionsStarts
1960–61 (actual)4557
1961–62 (estimated)4563
1962–63 (estimated)5864
1963–64 (estimated)6555
These figures total, with rounding, £240 million, four-fifths of the way towards the five year total of £300 million, which we shall be able to reach provided that economic conditions as they affect long-term public investment are favourable.