School Building (Minor Works Programme)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th April 1965.

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Photo of Mr Christopher Chataway Mr Christopher Chataway , Lewisham North 12:00 am, 15th April 1965

It is wrong for the Minister to say that this was a reckless programme when every Labour speech throughout last year was to the effect that it was totally inadequate, and that it had to be increased. Does the hon. Member recall that total educational capital expenditure rose last April from £90 million to £200 million and that this increase in school building was on a par, and certainly not out of scale with, the increase in capital expenditure on education that had been taking place over many years?