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13Jan94 UK: TORIES PROPOSE SWAP DEAL IN B'HAM.

Tory councillors in Labour-controlled Birmingham have proposed a land-for-school-repairs swap where builders would acquire, either free or at low cost, unused or derelict land in return for repairing a nearby school.This follows an investigation of schools last year which said that at least £200 million must be ploughed into repairs in the next five years to avoid serious risks to children's safety.Labour said the Tory plan had 'the smell of a pre-election gimmick'. CONSTRUCTION NEWS

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