HC Deb 03 March 1966 vol 725 cc1471-2
28. Mr. Onslow

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when a sixth form common room is to be provided at Woking County Grammar School for Boys.

Mr. Redhead

This kind of provision is made as part of the minor works programme. It is, therefore, for the Surrey local education authority to decide whether and when it should be made.

Mr. Onslow

Will the hon. Gentleman take it that that is a very disappointing reply, particularly in the light of the cuts which the Minister has imposed on these programmes, and the more so in view of the Government's unwillingness to redevelop this school on a new site which is available, a course which would be of great benefit to another secondary school and to a primary school, both of which are in need of premises?

Mr. Redhead

On the question of cuts, the Surrey minor works programme for 1966–67 is £450,000, compared with a total allocation for 1965–66 of £400,000.