HC Deb 16 April 1964 vol 693 c81W
10 and 11. Mr. Chapman

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (I) in which calendar year he expects to authorise a start on the rebuilding of Mile Oak Approved School;

(2) why, when he asked for the plans to be prepared with special speed, he is now raising minor objections to the plans, thus delaying the rebuilding of Mile Oak Approved School.

Mr. Brooke

As I told the hon. Member in answer to a Question on 26th March, discussions have been taking place between the Home Office and the London County Council with a view to reducing the estimated cost, which appears to me very high indeed, of the new buildings at this school. I hope that these will be brought to a satisfactory conclusion quickly so that I can authorise the Council to proceed. I trust work will be able to start in 1964.