§ 49. Mr. Swingler
asked the Minister of Education what is his current estimate of the number of new schools required in England and Wales to replace all unfit premises and provide for the needs of new housing estates and towns; and if he will now review the size of the school building programme in relation to these requirements.
§ Mr. Chataway
The survey of school buildings announced last April will produce a full record of the outstanding deficiences in school buildings and of the likely cost of remedying them. This 87W information will be available next year. The size of school building programme required to meet the needs of new housing developments depends on the size and disposition of the housing programme at any given time. The current school building programmes cover the needs of present housing programmes.