HC Deb 16 December 1954 vol 535 c1954
14. Sir F. Markham

asked the Minister of Education if he will now make a statement on the question of adequate school provision for the villages of Sherrington, Haversham, and Old Bradwell, Buckinghamshire, and in the town of Bletchley; and when new school buildings will be put in hand in these areas.

Sir D. Eccles

The authority is re-examining, in the light of my recent circular, the difficult question of how best to provide for these villages. In the Bletchley area a junior school and a secondary modern school are now going up; and an infants' school and a secondary grammar school are to be started next year.

Sir F. Markham

Is the position that as soon as a local education authority has made up its mind about what is to be the priority in primary and secondary education, every possible facility and encouragement will be given it by my right hon. Friend?

Sir D. Eccles

Yes, if a local authority makes proposals to me which are designed to reorganise the schools in its area, of course I shall look into them with sympathy.