§ 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 154W 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 155W 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.