Dovelands Schools, Leicester

Prayers – in the House of Commons at 9:36 am on 18th June 1993.

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Photo of Mr Greville Janner Mr Greville Janner , Leicester West 9:36 am, 18th June 1993

I beg leave to present a petition on behalf of the parents, governors and the teachers of Dovelands infants and junior school in my constituency because many of the buildings at that school are in a dangerous and intolerable condition. Many of them are insanitary and not weatherproof, and are in desperate need of improvement or replacement. Due to lack of funds, the local authority has not carried out that work, despite the fact that parts of the building, such as a piece that I have here, have fallen off and nearly killed children.

The petition asks that your honourable House will enable the children of Dovelands to be taught in safe, sanitary and worthy conditions and in accordance with the National Curriculum by ensuring that the necessary resources are made available for the works to be carried out now and before any tragedy befalls the school or any of its pupils as a result of these dangers"— and in spite of the leaked intention to downgrade school buildings and school classes. The petition contains 5,000 signatures.

To lie upon the Table.