HC Deb 22 June 1971 vol 819 c257W
Mr. O'Halloran

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what discussions she has had with the Inner London Education Authority regarding the proposed extension to St. John's Church of England School, Pemberton Gardens, London, N.19; what is the estimated cost; and when she expects work will commence.

Mr. van Straubenzee

A proposal to complete the rebuilding of this school was approved in May, 1970, at an estimated cost of about £31,000. The lowest tender received by the managers, based on traditional methods of construction, was greatly in excess of this figure. After consultation with the Inner London Education Authority and the Department, the managers are now seeking fresh tenders, based on prefabricated methods of construction, which are due early in July. Provided one of these proves acceptable, the work will be able to start soon afterwards, with grant of 80 per cent. from my right hon. Friend on that part of the expenditure for which the managers are responsible.

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