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Nursery Education

Volume 929: debated on Thursday 7 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will list the new nursery school or classes projects suggested by local education authorities in the North-West of England in each of the last three years, those to which she gave approval, those with which the local authorities then decided not to proceed, those completed and those under construction.

Nursery education building projects are not proposed or approved individually. The number and value of projects proposed by local education authorities in the North West region and the allocations made by my Department in the last three years were as follows:authorities in 1974–75 and 1975–76 as bids were made prior to local government reorganisation. For 1976–77 allocations. The figures are:

Authority

Number of projects proposed

Cost of proposed projects

Original allocations

Value of projects not proceeded with

Additional allocation

Final allocation.

Progress as at 31st December 1976

*

Started

Completed†

Under construction†

£000s£000s£000s£000s£000s£000s£000s£000s
Bolton4783535
Bury7150815625
Manchester1637015336189
Oldham2403434
Rochdale37547470
Salford922053534545
Stockport21226666
Tameside10251121200354
Trafford0000
Wigan112201098227
Knowsley183801731730
Liverpool222701161161002278
St. Helen's173327272
Sefton388·55252
Wirral14215·546460
LancashireN.A.4501881880
Cheshire75151621620
Total1451,5411,5417542361,0231456778

* Based on quarterly returns made by Local Education Authorities. Information for the quarter ended 31st March 1977 not yet received.

† Completion and under construction figures are estimated on the assumption that the average construction period is six months.