§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will give details of representations received by his Department from the County Borough of West Ham at the previous Government's action in cutting back their school-building programme; whether a deputation from the Council was received by his Department; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. M. Stewart
A deputation from the West Ham Authority told my Department on 22nd October that the programmes approved were inadequate to meet their needs. The authority are now considering whether to substitute one school instead of another in their programme. They were informed that a minor work project to complete St. Joachim's school would be approved.