§ Mr. Howe
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when the works which are now proceeding at the Wirral County Grammar School for Girls will be completed; why the new gymnasium which has been built has not yet been brought into use; when the use of the dining room as a teaching block will be discontinued; and what new facilities have been made available to the school as a result of the works which have been going on there.
§ Mr. Redhead
The Cheshire local authority inform me that, subject to the usual inspection of the building work, the new teaching accommodation will be available this month. They hope that the rest of the extensions will be completed by May; as specified in the contract. The gymnasium will be brought into use as soon as defects in the flooring and electrical work have been put right. The existing dining room will be adapted for teaching when the new dining room is brought into service. The new dining room will also be used for some teaching. The new facilities comprise: two division rooms, two geography rooms, two other large classrooms, two art and craft rooms, a library, an entrance hall, a kitchen and a gymnasium.