Education Expenditure

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th February 1987.

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Photo of Mr Seamus Mallon Mr Seamus Mallon , Newry and Armagh 12:00 am, 12th February 1987

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the projected capital expenditure programme for schools and colleges of further education in the constituency of Newry and Armagh for the financial year 1987–88.

Photo of Dr Brian Mawhinney Dr Brian Mawhinney Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)

Provision is being made for five major new schemes which will cost an estimated £1· million in 1987–88.

Photo of Mr Seamus Mallon Mr Seamus Mallon , Newry and Armagh

I thank the Minister for that elaboration, and I commend him for the very personal and courteous way in which he announced it in the different constituencies. Will he confirm that when those building expansions are completed, in relation to the constituency of Newry and Mourne the capital expenditure grant will be in the region of£13·5 million?

Photo of Dr Brian Mawhinney Dr Brian Mawhinney Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his personal comments and I pay tribute to him for the diligent way in which he has sought to keep the needs of the schools in his constituency before me. I confirm that the overall estimate of the total cost for the constituency of the new works that I have just announced amounts to £12·962 million, and there are some ongoing capital works that have been carried over from previous years.