§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to her answer of 28 February,Official Report, column 415, in respect of each of the proposals to open new primary and infant schools that she has received but not yet approved, what is the target time for considering such a proposal and how long she has had to consider each proposal. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The target time for reaching a decision on proposals for the establishment of schools is five months from the date of publication of the proposals. The following lists shows outstanding proposals for new primary schools in respect of county, voluntary aided, voluntary controlled and grant-maintained schools in order of date of publication. Most of the proposals outstanding for longer than five months are awaiting further information or action from promoters or other interested parties.
LEA School name Publication date County schools Gloucestershire Bishop Cleeve Primary School 29 December 1994 Hampshire Flying Bull Primary School 7 July 1995 Kent New Swanscombe Primary School 1 February 1996 Hereford and Worcester New County School 22 August 1996 Sandwell New County School 19 September 1996 Liverpool New County School 3 October 1996 Liverpool New County School 3 October 1996 Liverpool New County School 3 October 1996 Liverpool New County School 3 October 1996 Coventry (New) Spon Gate Primary School 10 October 1996 Coventry (New) Mount Nod Primary School 10 October 1996 Cambridgeshire New County School 30 October 1996 Sandwell New County School 6 December 1996 Sandwell New County School 12 December 1996 Enfield New County School 18 December 1996 Essex New County School 19 December 1996 Berkshire James Elliman School 20 December 1996 Cheshire Oakwood Avenue County Infant and Junior School 24 January 1997 Essex New County School 31 January 1997 West Sussex New County Primary School 21 February 1997 Redbridge New County Primary School 27 February 1997 Voluntary aided schools Cambridgeshire New VA School 7 September 1995 Kent St. Mary's Island 2 August 1996 Milton Keynes New VA School 10 October 1996
LEA School name Publication date Hampshire St. Marks VA CE Primary School 18 October 1996 Tameside New VA School 7 November 1996 Bolton New VA School 8 November 1996 Hertfordshire New VA School 30 January 1997 Cheshire New VA School 21 February 1997 Voluntary controlled schools Oxfordshire Long Hanborough CE VC Primary School 22 December 1995 Liverpool New CE VC Primary School 6 December 1996 Cheshire St. Mary's CE Controlled School 10 January 1997 Grant maintained schools Brent Torah Temimah Primary School 1 August 1996 Barnet Menorah Foundation Primary School 24 October 1996 Barnet Mathilda Marks-Kennedy Primary School 7 November 1996 Hertfordshire New GM School 12 December 1996 Birmingham Al-Furqan Primary School (GM) 7 January 1997 Brent Islamia Primary School 9 January 1997