§ Mr. Elystan Morgan
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) in view of overcrowded conditions for secondary school children at present in the Aberystwyth area, and in order to expedite comprehensive education in the locality, if he will give an assurance that the building of a new comprehensive school at Aberystwyth will not be delayed as part of the Government's economy programme;
(2) when the building of a new comprehensive school at Aberystwyth will commence.
§ Miss Bacon
Local education authorities have been asked to review all major school building projects at present programmed for their areas up to and including those for the financial year 1968–69. The list of projects which they consider can and should be started in that year is now being considered by the Department and I cannot make any statement, at this stage, on whether a particular project will be allowed to start. In general, projects which provide places for children who would otherwise not have schools to go to will have to be given priority over those designed to replace or improve existing schools, however desirable they may be. It follows that I cannot at present say when a start can be made on this project.