HC Deb 04 July 1907 vol 177 c870
Lord EDMUND TALBOT (Sussex, Chichester)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education what school accommodation is now available in Low Valley, and for what number is accommodation proposed to be provided; whether the schoolhouse in which the present council school is carried on was condemned by the Board of Education; and, if so, on what date; and on what date the site was secured for the new school.


Low Valley is primarily served by two schools with accommodation for 572 children, but there are others which may be available for scholars resident in the outlying parts of the district. The new school will accommodate about 720 children. The buildings of the present council school have not been formally condemned, but the Board intimated in December, 1905, that they could only be recognised pending the completion of the new school. The site for the new school was approved on the 3rd July, 1906, but I understand that owing to legal difficulties the conveyance has not yet been completed.

LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)

Are we to understand that a site has not been secured?


One has been approved, but owing to legal difficulties the conveyance has not been completed.


Still the local authority has not got a site for the new school.

Lord R. CECIL (Marylebone, E.)

And is the net result that there are only 576 school places available, whereas 720 are required?


No Sir.