73. Mr. David Adams
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether it is intended to grant per mission for the erection of a new secondary school at Consett, agreed to in principle in 1937, the existing school buildings having been the subject of condemnatory reports by His Majesty's inspectors in 1923 and in 1933, and which premises are urgently required for their original purpose, that of a technical institute?
§ Captain Dugdale (Lord of the Treasury)
This proposal is under consideration together with a number of other proposals to provide new secondary school premises in the county of Durham, and it is hoped to give a decision shortly.
In view of the fact that in some cases months have elapsed before replies have been received by the council from the Board, can we have a definite assurance that the matter will now be promptly dealt with?