HC Deb 18 February 1963 vol 672 cc16-7W
Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Education whether he will make a statement on the extension of the West Park College of Further Education, Sunderland.

Sir E. Boyle

An extension to the West Park College of Further Education to provide a workshop block was agreed for inclusion in the building programme for 1963–64; a proposal for a further extension consisting of additional classrooms, workshop and communal facilities has been included in the 1964–65 building programme. Progress with these projects has been delayed because of difficulties in obtaining an alternative site for the West Park Secondary School for Girls which will be displaced by the extension to the College of Further Education, but I have recently approved the establishment of a school at Thornhill which will include the replacement of the West Park Secondary School.