§ Mr. Will Owen
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps are being taken to replace St. James's Church of England School, Morpeth, Northumberland, in view of the substandard condition of the structure and the menace of rodents; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Miss Bacon
A new school intended both to replace St. James's and to serve a new housing estate was originally programmed for 1968-69. For various reasons, including delay in the development of the estate and difficulty over a site, it has been deferred. But I understand that the authority will now be submitting a case for a start on building the new school in 1969–70.