HC Deb 27 June 1968 vol 767 cc800-1
22. Mr. Kirk

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he will give approval for the necessary extensions at Great Dunmow Secondary School.

Miss Bacon

We are unable to authorise this school to start this year because of the prior claim of schools to meet more urgent needs. We will be ready to consider it for the 1969–70 programme but I cannot say at this stage what the outcome will be.

Mr. Kirk

What is more urgent than a school where the pupils are being taught in corridors, staff rooms and an abandoned primary school five miles away?

Miss Bacon

The hon. Gentleman must look at the whole of the Essex building programme and bear in mind that this year Essex will be building £2 million worth of school building, including 15 primary school projects costing £871,000 and seven secondary school projects costing £1,154,000.