HC Deb 24 March 1960 vol 620 cc662-3
33. and 34. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of Education (1) whether he is aware of the difficulties caused in the Canton High School for Girls, Cardiff, by the inadequate school premises; and whether he will state the reason for his continued delay in sanctioning the building of a new school; and

(2) whether estimates for a new building for the Canton High School for Girls, Cardiff, will be included in the 1961-62 building programme; and whether he will make a statement.

Sir D. Eccles

I am aware of the unsatisfactory conditions at the Canton High School for Girls and I have advised the authority to proceed with the preparation of plans for new premises. When the proposal is ready to go to tender, I will consider its inclusion in a major school building programme.

Mr. Thomas

Is the Minister aware that the teachers and pupils of this school have been kept waiting for years, that they have to walk nearly a quarter of a mile to another part of the ward to continue certain lessons, which means delay and waste of time and also has a bad effect on youngsters in bad weather, and that if he can hurry up the matter now and guarantee that this project will be in the 1961–62 building programme he will earn the thanks of the people of Cardiff?

Sir D. Eccles

Yes, Sir, the sooner the plans come forward the better, and I should say that there is a very good chance of getting this project into the 1961–62 programme.