§ Mr. Thomas Cox
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science which boroughs she regards as educational priority areas, in the Inner London Education Authority area.325W
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
It was explained in Circular 11 issued in 1967 that there was to be no designation of educational priority areas from the centre by the Department of Education and Science. Local education authorities were invited to identify the districts in their own areas which suffered from the kind of social and physical deficiencies which the Plowden Council described in Chapter 5 of their Report. On the basis of proposals submitted by the Inner London Education Authority parts of all Inner London boroughs have benefitted from one or more of the following:
- (i) the 1968–70 school building programme for educational priority areas;
- (ii) nursery and other provisions under the Urban Programme; and
- (iii) the special addition of £75 per annum to the salaries of teachers in schools of exceptional difficulty.