§ Mr. Spriggs
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what official representations she has received about the needs of the Moss Bank Church of England aided primary school, No. 3314; what inquiries she has undertaken since receipt of such communications; what assurances she has been able to give; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
My right hon. Friend received an official request from the St. Helens education authority in 189W November 1972 for a minor building project at the Moss Bank School. The usual inquiries about need and costs were made of the authority and Her Majesty's Inspectorate. My right hon. Friend was not able to approve the project for the 1973–74 financial year in view of more urgent needs elsewhere, but she has undertaken to consider the project again in January 1974.