HC Deb 19 November 1959 vol 613 c1313
3. Mr. Brockway

asked the Minister of Education on what grounds projects for the erection of science buildings at the Slough Grammar School and for the extension of Baylis Court County Secondary School, Slough, have been excluded from the building programmes for 1960–61 and 1961–62.

The Minister of Education (Sir David Eccles)

I agree that the science buildings at Slough Grammar School are one of the improvements which should be made as soon as possible, and I regret that other essential projects have had to be placed above them in the first two years of the five-year programme. The local education authority did not ask for extensions to the Baylis Court School to be carried out in 1960–62.

Mr. Brockway

In view of the expansion of Slough industries and the necessity for scientific contribution towards their development, will the Minister give very early priority to the proposal that there should be an extension of the science buildings at the grammar school?

Sir D. Eccles

I agree that they are needed, and I have told the authority that I will look sympathetically at the project in the 1962–63 programme.

Mr. Greenwood

Can the Minister say by what amount he cut the estimate submitted by the Buckinghamshire County Council?

Sir D. Eccles

The authority submitted thirty-eight projects with a total value of £2.85 million. Twenty-one of those, with a total value of about £1,750,000, have been included.