HC Deb 12 July 1993 vol 228 c360W
Mr. Rooker

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to his answer of 5 July,Official Report, columns 19–20, if he will describe in general terms the nature and use of the premises at each educational establishment where his determination of an Education Assets Board recommendation is awaited.

Mr. Robin Squire

Of the 14 cases awaiting final determination by my right hon. Friend, only nine of them involve the transfer of land and/or property. These are as followsGrant-maintained schools Dartford Grammar School for Girls, Kent—A dispute between the school and Kent county council over (i) transfer of an area of playing field, (ii) pedestrian rights of access and (iii) transfer of a further area of land. Great Barr School, Birmingham—A dispute between the school and Birmingham county council over the ownership of an adjacent sports hall and an area of playing field which is used by both the school and the local community. Kingsley Park School, Northamptonshire—A dispute between the school and Northamptonshire county council over the transfer of a gymnasium block in a building on the school site which is also used by another of the authority's schools. Pate's Grammar School, Gloucestershire—A dispute between the school and Gloucestershire county council over the transfer of the site of a former secondary school which had been leased to Pate's grammar school while major building work was carried out on their own school site. Stratford School, London—A dispute between the school and the London borough of Newham over the transfer of the freehold of a house. Thamesview School, Kent—A dispute between the school and Kent county council on the transfer or retention of a house. Higher education institutions Greenwich—A dispute between the London borough of Wandsworth, which inherited the Inner London Education Authority's education responsibilities in the area, and Thames polytcchnnic—now the university of Greenwich—over the transfer of the freehold of property known as Manresa house, and the grounds surrounding this property. Wandsworth uses part of Manresa house for adult education. Falmouth School of Art and Design—A dispute between Cornwall county council and Falmouth school of art and design over the transfer of properties in Falmouth and Camborne, used by the school. Further education institutions Somerset College of Arts and Technology—The EAB has determined that the freehold interest in the access road serving the college and Castle school should transfer to the college. Somerset county council have appealed to the Secretary of State against this determination.

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