New Deal for Schools

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th April 1999.

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Photo of Mr Harry Barnes Mr Harry Barnes Labour, North East Derbyshire 12:00 am, 29th April 1999

I appreciate that everything cannot be funded at once, especially the provision of new schools. Derbyshire has had resources allocated to build a new school at Swadlincote. In my constituency, the Holymoorside school needs to be replaced. I encourage the Minister to examine our proposals. I hope that he will visit the school because it is vital that provision be made for it in next year's allocation. Derbyshire has many problems with the state of its schools and a strong case can be made for this one, although we realise that it was stuck behind another application.