§ 19. Mr. Arnold Shaw
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what plans he has to help expedite the reorganisation of secondary education in Redbridge.
§ Mr. Edward Short
I have included in the 1968–69 and 1969–70 school building programmes projects to a total value of £465,000 for the completion of a comprehensive upper school at Loxford Lane which will serve a large part of the South Ilford area. The main part of the authority's reorganisation plan depends upon substantial building and I have therefore asked them to examine the possibility of increasing the pace of 568 development through the amalgamation of some pairs of existing schools.
§ Mr. Shaw
While welcoming the steps that the Department has taken in bringing about reorganisation in Redbridge, may I ask my right hon. Friend whether he can tell me how it is possible to accept a scheme for reorganisation which, if implemented, would take at least 50 years and would certainly be roundly castigated, if accepted?