I am very disappointed with my right hon. Friend's reply. This school has been under consideration for a very long time. As Kirkintilloch has an overspill agreement with Glasgow, the number of children coming forward for primary education has made it impossible to accommodate them unless extra primary accommodation is provided in Kirkintilloch at an early date.
I am sure that my hon. Friend would be the last to invite me to exercise tyrannical powers over the county council. Responsibility for deciding priority in schools selected for starting rests and must rest with the county council, as my hon. Friend will agree. I have no desire to interfere with that.