HC Deb 29 April 1964 vol 694 c390
26. Mr. Rankin

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the reasons for the delay in proceeding with the building of the new High School of Govan.

Mr. Noble

The Glasgow Education Authority is, I understand, proceeding with the remaining planning work as quickly as it can. It estimates that building should start next year.

Mr. Rankin

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the promise of the commencement of building next year is not a very hopeful one? Is he further aware that some of the pupils formerly housed in Govan High School have to travel a considerable distance—although still within my constituency—to a school already abandoned by its previous occupants? Is he aware that this is not the way to treat an honoured and highly distinguished institution like Govan High School, and will not he try to prompt the authority to move a little quicker in this matter?

Mr. Noble

I think the authorities are moving as quickly as they can, but I am sure that they will take note of what the hon. Gentleman has said.