HC Deb 29 May 1963 vol 678 cc153-5W
87. Mr. Marlowe

asked the Minister of Education if he is aware that a school playing field of some 4½ acres is now being laid out by the East Sussex Education Authority at Valley Road, Ports-lade; what is the estimated cost of this project; and whether he will suspend the construction pending further investigation into the loss of amenity and property value caused to the local residents,

Sir E. Boyle

The East Sussex Authority did not require my specific approval to the laying out of this playing field, nor could I seek now, even if I wished, to prevent the work being completed. The estimated cost is £6,491, and is therefore covered by the block allocation which I made available to the authority as their share of the minor works programme.