Primary and Secondary Schools, West Riding

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd July 1964.

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Photo of Colonel Leonard Ropner Colonel Leonard Ropner , Barkston Ash 12:00 am, 2nd July 1964

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many maintained primary and secondary schools have been completed in the West Riding of Yorkshire since 1951; and how many have been modernised.

Photo of Mr Quintin Hogg Mr Quintin Hogg , St Marylebone

One hundred new primary schools; and 42 new secondary schools have been completed, including first instalments. Two primary and 6 secondary schools; have been remodelled, and major extensions and adaptation work have also been carried out at 5 other primary and 32 secondary schools.

Photo of Colonel Leonard Ropner Colonel Leonard Ropner , Barkston Ash

I congratulate the Government on the progress which has been made during the last few years. Can my right hon. and learned Friend give me the assurance that still further progress will be made during the next period of office of the Conservative Party?

Photo of Mr Patrick Duffy Mr Patrick Duffy , Colne Valley

Is the Secretary of State aware that in the Colne Valley constituency of the West Riding of Yorkshire more than three-quarters of the primary schools were built in the nineteenth century, more than one-half of them are dependent on outside lavatories, and more than one-third of them are without a staff room? Three such primary schools in this West Riding constituency are dependent on outside chemical closets. Does the Secretary of State think that he is entitled to be complacent?

Photo of Mr Quintin Hogg Mr Quintin Hogg , St Marylebone

The West Riding of Yorkshire has a building programme of £3·8 million for 1965–66 and about £3·7 million for 1966–67.