§ Sir N. Cooper-Key
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) on what date Hastings Borough Council first made representations for the replacement 378W of the 100-year old Hollington Junior School; on how many occasions since have applications been made; and upon what grounds they have been refused;
(2) whether he is aware that the conditions in which the teachers and pupils at Hollington Junior School, Hastings, work fall below the standard of other schools and that the proposals to erect temporary and second-hand structures are costly and inadequate; and what plans his Department has to replace and modernise the premises.
§ Miss Bacon
The replacement of the Hollington Junior School was first proposed by the Hastings Education Authority in 1946, and was put forward again in 1959. The project has been submitted for each year's programme since then but has not found a place because of the need to concentrate most of the available resources in areas with growing school populations. I known that conditions at the school are unsatisfactory but I cannot yet say when it will be possible to include a new school in a programme.