HC Deb 11 March 1965 vol 708 cc130-1W
40. Mr. Chataway

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science why he is reducing expenditure on school minor works from£21.85 million in 1964–65 to£21 million in 1965–66.

Mr. Prentice

The previous Government authorised expenditure of£18 million for 1964–65 and this figure is likely to be exceeded by between£3 million and£4 million. My right hon. Friend has authorized£21 million and is introducing revised procedure to ensure a fairer and more sensible allocation to individual authorities of the limited resources available.