To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 26 May 2016 to Question 37468, if she will inform the hon. Member for Denton and Reddish when any application is received from Tameside Council for the disposal of the Two Trees High School site in Denton; if she will discuss any such applications with that Member; and if she will report her decision on any such application to that Member.
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council has not yet presented an application seeking consent to dispose of the site. The Secretary of State is content to discuss an application should one be received. She does, however, rely on her officials to process such applications, and would also consider any recommendation from the School Playing Fields Advisory Panel when making her final decision. She has, therefore, asked her officials responsible for processing such applications to make initial contact with the hon. Member for Denton and Reddish to discuss any such application on her behalf.