§ 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.