asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether he is aware that the Buckinghamshire local education authority have recently opened a public elementary school in Slough for 390 junior children at an inclusive cost of under £24 per place; whether he is fully satisfied with 1706W the building and accommodation; and whether he will encourage local education authorities to use this type of semi-permanent building, which will last until it becomes obsolete?
My Noble Friend is aware that the Buckinghamshire local education authority have recently opened the new junior department at Manor Park Council School, Slough, but particulars of the final cost have not yet been received by the Board. The building is timber-framed on a brick and concrete foundation. The Board have always been ready to approve construction of this kind as an alternative to traditional construction, as they made clear in paragraph 80 of their Educational Pamphlet No. 107.