HC Deb 11 April 1963 vol 675 cc1456-7
8. Mr. Kelley

asked the Minister of Education when the old Army hut at Barnby Dun County Primary School will be replaced by a new building.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education (Mr. Christopher Chataway)

I understand that the authority does not expect to carry out this project in the current year's minor works programme unless other more urgent projects fall out.

Mr. Kelley

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that this building was used as an Army billet in the First World War and condemned more than twenty years ago? It is an eyesore in this pleasant-looking village and an impediment to education progress. Will he see that it is removed as soon as possible?

Mr. Chataway

I am aware of the need for a replacement at this school, but it is for the local education authority to compile its minor works programme within the limit of the sums allocated year by year by my right hon. Friend. It has not felt free, within the limit this year, to include this project.