asked the Secretary of State for Wales what has been the annual expenditure, in 1987 prices, from 1975–76 to date on repair, maintenance and improvement work on maintained schools in Wales; what is his Department's estimate of the expenditure needed to bring the condition of maintained schools in Wales to a fully reconditioned and repaired state, complying with up-to-date building standards, not including the reconditioning of those schools for which there is no intention to recondition or repair, but where the proper course is demolition or otherwise disposal, or the expected depreciation of school buildings in the current financial year; what is his Department's estimate of the annual expenditure to prevent the condition of maintained schools in Wales from deteriorating, excluding those schools for which there is no intention to recondition or repair, but where the proper course is demolition or otherwise disposal; and what is the capital value of maintained school buildings in Wales.
Expenditure on repair, maintenance and improvement work on maintained schools in Wales since 1975–76 revalued to 1986–87 prices, is given in the table:
Before 1981–82 expenditure on maintenance of school buildings was included with expenditure on the maintenance of school grounds. The figures have been adjusted to exclude assumed expenditure on maintenance of school grounds.
In addition certan expenditure on repairs, maintenance and improvement may be met from capital allocations but this is not separately identifiable.
Responsibility for al such work on maintaned schools lies with the Local Education Authorities and the other detailed information requested is not held centrally.