HC Deb 02 June 1960 vol 624 c1606
2. Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Education what discussions have taken place between his Department and Staffordshire Local Education Authority about the project for a college of further education in Newcastle-under-Lyme; and what steps will be taken to provide permanent accommodation for further education in the borough.

The Minister of Education (Sir David Eccles)

As the hon. Member is aware, a full discussion of this project is to take place between representatives of the local education authority and my Department on 27th June. I hope this talk will prove useful.

Mr. Swingler

While thanking the Minister for offering to receive this deputation, may I ask him whether he will ensure that on that occasion he hears the voice of the excepted district of Newcastle-under-Lyme where there is at the moment such serious discontent with the present balance of further education facilities on the site of the Clayton Hall Grammar School? Will the right hon. Gentleman see that Newcastle-under-Lyme is well represented?

Sir D. Eccles

That and all other considerations will be taken into account.