58. Mr. PRICE
asked the President of the Board of Education the number of primary and secondary schools in the West Riding of Yorkshire which it was proposed to build during the ensuing 12 months; and whether the erection of any of these schools has been postponed on the grounds of economy?
§ Mr. RAMSBOTHAM
Up to the 5th September last the Board had approved 14 proposals from the West Riding Local Education Authority for the provision of new schools to which the authority was not contractually committed at that date. In accordance with the Board's policy these have been temporarily suspended for further consideration. In the revised statement of proposals, submitted in reply to Circular 1413, dated 11th September last, the authority has informed the Board that during the next 18 months 501 they hope to be able to proceed with proposals for the provision of 14 new elementary schools and one new secondary school. It is too early yet to say what the Board's decision will be on these proposals.