§ 39. Mr. J. Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when a start will be made on the building of the school in the burgh of Whitburn, which is urgently required.
§ Mr. J. Stuart
The West Lothian education authority are having the plans drawn, but they are unlikely to be ready to start building before the spring of next year.
§ Mr. Taylor
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this burgh has more than doubled its population in recent years; that it has only one school in the whole burgh and the education of the children is being carried on in various holes and corners all over the burgh; and will he try to help to expedite this matter?
§ Mr. Stuart
Yes, Sir, I am aware of the position. The amount of accommodation has been agreed with the Department and it is now a question of approving plans.