§ 50. Mr. Edelman
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will restore the educational priority area allowance to those teachers formerly teaching at Broad Heath Secondary School, Coventry, since these allowances have been withdrawn following the amalgamation in large measure of the Broad Heath School, with another school, into the Sidney Stringer Comprehensive School, Coventry.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
The Burnham Committee has decided that the EPA school allowance should cease if the school is reorganised. I have no power to change this. Under the latest Burnham settlement however the Coventry authority now has discretion, if it considers that the Sidney Stringer School should be regarded as one of exceptional difficulty, to provide in it a limited number of special higher posts.