§ Mr. Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how much money was spent on primary school 548W building in Cheshire in each of the last three years; and how many primary schools were built in each of these years in Cheshire.
§ Mr. Armstrong
The following table shows for each building year since 1970–71 the value of major primary school projects started and the number of primary school departments completed in the county of Cheshire, including the former county boroughs:
Building year Value of major primary projects started Number of primary departments* completed (including projects carried out from minor works allocations) (£000) 1970–71 2,295 30 1971–72 1,988 25 1972–73 2,338 23 1973–74† 1,619 15 * Where a primary school is organised in separate junior and infant departments these are counted as separate units in the Department's returns. † To 31st March 1974. The 1973–74 building year was extended by three months to 30th June 1974. The relevant information for the last quarter is not yet available.