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Bagworih And Battram Schools

Volume 934: debated on Thursday 30 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will give her approval as a matter of priority to the additional allocation to its 1977–78 building programme applied for by the Leicestershire County Council to make possible the rebuilding of Bag-worth Primary School to replace the old school demolished as a result of mining subsidence and also to cater for the pupils of Battram School currently threatened by subsidence damage.

The Leicestershire education authority expects to finance the replacement for Bagworth and Battram schools largely from compensation, which is currently being negotiated between the authority and the National Coal Board. When these negotiations are complete. I shall sympathetically consider the claim for additional resources to make up the difference between the amount of compensation and the cost of the new school.