HC Deb 21 May 1924 vol 173 c2203
86. Mr. DUNCAN

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that for some years now the elementary schools at Stonebroom, Derbyshire, have been propped up by huge baulks of timber to prevent them falling down; that the buildings are in an exceedingly and admittedly dangerous condition; that parents are threatening to keep their children away from school; whether the rebuilding of these schools is being held up by the local education authority or the Board of Education; and will he take such steps as may bring to an end the danger to the lives of children attending the schools?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Trevelyan)

I am aware that the buildings of the Stonebroom council school are in a most unsatisfactory condition, but steps are now in progress for providing a complete new school. A new site has been selected and approved and plans have been submitted which are now under consideration. In the meantime, measures have been taken to make the ground storey of the old building secure enough for the use of the older children. The infants are housed in a temporary structure elsewhere.