HC Deb 10 May 1923 vol 163 c2565

asked the President of the Board of Education if he is aware of the urgent need in the town of Cockermouth for a secondary school; that over 200 families are compelled to send their children to other towns for such education; that the urban and rural district councils of the town and neighbourhood are anxious that the Cumberland Industrial School, now vacant, should be used for that purpose; and, in view of the urgent need and the available premises, will he consider the granting of such a proposal?


The provision of a secondary school at Cockermouth is primarily a matter for the local education authority for Cumberland. Any specific proposals which they may submit to the Board will be carefully considered.