§ Sir E. Boyle
With permission, I will circulate the list in the OFFICIAL REPORT cannot say by what date it will be possible to complete the rural reorganisation programme.
§ Mr. Dye
Does the Parliamentary Secretary remember that the original statement with regard to the completion of this reorganisation programme was made a month or two before the last General Election? Can he say whether another statement will be made a month or two before the next General Election? Do we not want to know from what date this is postponed?
§ Sir E. Boyle
Under reorganisation schemes 33 schools have been already built and 147 have been already started. That is not too bad. My right hon. Friend agrees that the replacing of these old schools in rural areas is badly needed and certainly greatly regrets that the economic situation has made it necessary to slow down the programme. I cannot say more at the moment, but, naturally, as soon as there is further news I will see that the hon. Member is informed.
§ Following is the list of authorities:
§ List of counties not likely to be wholly reorganised for secondary education by1960.
§ Bedfordshire. Berkshire. Buckinghamshire. Cambridgeshire. Cheshire. Cornwall. Cumberland. Derbyshire. Devon. Dorset. Durham. Essex. Gloucestershire. Hampshire. Herefordshire. Huntingdonshire. Isles of Scilly. Kent. Lancashire. Lines—Holland. Lincs—Kesteven. Lines—Lindsey. Middlesex. Norfolk. Northamptonshire. Northumberland. Nottinghamshire. Oxfordshire. Shropshire. Somerset Staffordshire. Suffolk. East. Suffolk, West. Surrey. Sussex. West. Westmorland. Wiltshire. Worcestershire. Yorks, East Riding. Yorks, North Riding. Yorks. West Riding. London. Breconshire. Caernarvonshire. Carmarthenshire. Denbighshire. Glamorgan. Merionethshire. Pembrokeshire.