But does not the Minister recall that on 6th December he told us that London's share might, with luck, be £1½ million for the two years 1975–1977? If he agrees that that is so, does he not think it disgraceful that over a period of two years inner London will receive only about half as much as the sum that this House, by a disreputable political manoeuvre, was asked to expend on the car park outside? Are not he and his hon. Friends ashamed of this imbalance of expenditure?
The whole of educational expenditure is a matter of priorities. Government policy has been to give priority to the replacement of out-of-date primary schools. However, we can now move on to replacing out-of date secondary schools. We have allotted an extra budget of £18 million for the improvement and replacement of secondary schools in the years 1975–76 and 1976–77. I did not commit myself to the precise figures that the hon. Gentleman quoted. I well recall his contribution to the debate, which was very fierce. I can say that London will get its fair share.