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Orions, Peterborough

Volume 893: debated on Tuesday 17 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science in view of the fact that the proposed development of the Ortons as part of Peterborough new town will require the building of a number of new schools to accompany this development, whether he will ensure that funds are allocated for this purpose as requested by the authority.

Under present school building programme arrangements, lump sum allocations of resources are made to local education authorities to meet needs throughout their area; they are not attributed to specific projects. My right hon. Friend will take account of the needs for additional school places in the Peterborough new town area in determining the Cambridgeshire authority's allocations for 1976–77 and 1977–78.