HC Deb 14 June 1956 vol 554 cc750-1
31. Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Education whether he has approved the building of the proposed new Catholic schools for infants and juniors in the Southwick parish of Sunderland.

Sir D. Eccles

I cannot yet give a decision on these proposals.

Mr. Willey

Is it not a fact that many of the children affected have exceptionally long distances to travel at present? Will the right hon. Gentleman give this matter his urgent attention?

Sir D. Eccles

I recognise that the schools are needed, and they are in the proposals for the 1956–58 programme. I hope to come to a decision shortly.