HC Deb 29 June 1961 vol 643 c645
19. Mr. E. Johnson

asked the Minister of Education when he expects to reach a decision regarding the proposed extensions to St. Clare's Primary School, Blackley, Manchester, which are necessary to bring it to standard as a two-form entry school.

Sir D. Eccles

The proposal as submitted was not entirely clear and I have asked the local education authority for further information.

Mr. Johnson

Does my right hon. Friend recall that it was on 15th August last year that I first wrote to him about the matter, and that it was on 21st April this year that the proposals were approved and sent forward to him by the local authority? Does he realise that meanwhile there are 650 children in this school, it has only nine permanent classrooms and that there are more than 50 children in many classes? Is he aware that, in view of the increasing child population in the parish, the matter is extremely urgent?

Sir D. Eccles

As soon as I get proposals which are clear—that is to say, which say exactly how much the extension is to be—I will consider them urgently.