HC Deb 16 December 1949 vol 470 cc347-8W
Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Education if he is aware of the grave shortage of accommodation for educational needs, particularly in respect of grammar school and technical education in the Borough of Erith and that the Erith Borough Council have offered suitable accommodation to the Kent County Council which has been refused on the grounds of economy; and if he will take steps to enable Kent County Council to provide more school accommodation in Erith.

Mr. Tomlinson

I am aware that there is pressure on the accommodation of the grammar and technical schools at Erith. The local education authority intend to relieve this by building some additional classrooms and practical rooms in 1950, and by rebuilding the grammar school as soon afterwards as circumstances permit. I have received no proposal to acquire an existing building for use by the grammar or technical schools.