§ Mr. Dubs
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) why he has refused financial approval for the years 1987–88 for the replacement of Sacred Heart primary school in Trott street, Battersea, London; and if he will make a statement;261W
(2) when he plans to reply to the letter of 8 December 1986 from the hon. Member for Battersea concerning Sacred Heart primary school, Trott street, Battersea, London.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
Resources for grant-aiding governors' expenditure at aided and special agreement schools, such as Sacred Heart, are limited. Priority is given to projects which provide extra places in areas where there is an overall shortage of places or which take out of use surplus places. Beyond that, it was possible this year to allocate funding to a very small number of the most urgent improvement projects. Sacred Heart was not one of these.
A reply to the hon. Member's letter of 8 December will be sent as soon as possible.