§ Mr. Edward Short
In each of the next five years I expect numbers in maintained primary and secondary schools to rise by about 200,000 or nearly 3 per cent. An annual increase in expenditure in real terms of this order will be needed to maintain existing standards.
§ Miss Bacon
East Suffolk, the Local Education Authority for Lowestoft, have asked me to include in the school building programme two Lowestoft projects which together would provide 780 extra places. I am considering these proposals: my decision will depend on their merits within the limit of the programme. The cost of the projects, if approved, will be borne by the East Suffolk Authority in the normal way.