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Maesteg Valley

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 24 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Education if he is aware of the concern felt in the Maesteg Valley at the lack of provision of facilities for secondary education in this area; has the Glamorgan County Education Authority yet submitted a scheme for the building of a new school at Caerau; and if he is prepared to give this project a high degree of priority.

I am not aware that there is any serious shortage of provision for secondary education of a grammar school type in the Maesteg Valley district, but I understand that because of accommodation difficulties children below the age of 13+ cannot be transferred to the school which is now serving as a secondary modern school under a temporary reorganisation scheme. A proposal to erect a new secondary school at Caerau has been included by the local education authority in their suggested building programme for 1950, but I am not yet in a position to announce any definite decision on this.