HC Deb 23 April 1936 vol 311 cc310-1
8 and 9. Mr. SHORT

asked the President of the Board of Education (1) what is the estimated cost of the proposed new Doncaster Grammar School;

(2) whether the plans for the proposed new Doncaster Grammar School have now been submitted to his Department and. received endorsement; and when will construction commence?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Oliver Stanley)

Plans and estimates for the proposed new grammar school at Doncaster have not yet been submitted to the board, but I understand that the local education authority have in mind an expenditure of the order of £52,000.


Is the right hon. Gentleman taking any active steps in connection with this matter?


I said to the hon. Member before, in reply to a question, that a competition is being held for the-preparation of the plans, but I understand the local authorities are making no-unnecessary delay.


Will the right hon. Gentleman explain why he is waiting for a competition when he knew it would lead to delay?


As I explained, also in reply to a similar question of the hon. Member before, this is not a matter in which I thought I ought to interfere with the discretion of the responsible local authorities.

10. Mr. SHORT

asked the President of the Board of Education what steps have been taken by the governors of the Doncaster Grammar School to provide adequate heating arrangements, and other improvements, calculated to avoid pupils being sent home in the future?


I understand that a number of radiators have been installed to improve the heating of the huts which at present form part of the school accommodation.