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Nursery School Projects

Volume 897: debated on Monday 4 August 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list in the Official Report all nursery school building projects sanctioned by his Department in the county of Cheshire in 1973–74 and 1974–75; and whether any projects have been sanctioned for 1975–76.

Any nursery education building projects for 1973–74 were provided under the urban programme and approved by the Home Office. When local education authorities were invited in my Department's Circular 2/73 to state the volume of nursery education building that they wished to start in 1974–75 and 1975–76, details of individual projects were not required. The Cheshire local education authority has been given authorisations for nursery education building starts of £772,045 for 1974–75 and £394,363 for 1975–76. Nursery education building projects within authorities' allocations are expected normally to be minor projects in respect of which authorities are not required to seek individual sanction.