HC Deb 21 July 1966 vol 732 cc849-50
16. Mr. Maurice Macmillan

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he will sanction the minor building project requested by the managers of Elstead Church of England, Aided, Primary School and by the Surrey County Council for the purpose of providing places for all the children on the roll, presently 200 increasing by 1969 to over 250, other than the 140 sub-standard places now available.

The Minister of State, Department of Education and Science (Mr. Edward Redhead)

Directly a site is obtained.

Mr. Macmillan

May I have two assurances from the Minister—first, that the lending of further mobile classrooms to accommodate the overspill pupils will in no way prejudice the speed at which sanction is granted, and, secondly, that there will be no question of any delay as a result of the statement made yesterday by the Prime Minister? The hon. Member will be aware that a site has been obtained.

Mr. Redhead

I am aware that the local education authority is negotiating this purchase, and I think that the hon. Member can be assured on both points.