HC Deb 16 March 1964 vol 691 cc138-9W
Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when it is intended to reconstruct or replace the schools at Gerinish and Torlum, respectively, in South Uist and Benbecula; and if he will give an estimate of the cost of reconstruction and of total replacement in respect of each.

Mr. Noble

Inverness education authority is preparing plans for the reconstruction of Gerinish and Torlum Schools at estimated cost of £4,500 and £2,000 respectively. Work can be put in hand as soon as plans have been approved. The question of replacement has not been raised by the Authority. While, therefore, no detailed estimates of the cost of replacement have been made, it would be such as to make the work impracticable within the limits of the investment programme.