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St Francis Roman Catholic Primary School, Melton Mowbray

Volume 81: debated on Tuesday 25 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what provision he made within the minor works programme in Leicestershire for voluntary aided schools, and specially for St. Francis Roman Catholic primary school, Melton Mowbray.

Leicestershire's minor works allocation for voluntary aided schools in 1985–86 was £40,000. The authority has not made provision from within this amount for any work at St. Francis Roman catholic primary school, Melton Mowbray in the current year.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science why he rejected the bid by Leicestershire county council for a basic need extension to Melton Mowbray St. Francis Roman Catholic (aided) primary school as a major project for 1985–86; and whether he will now reinstate it.

Additional school places qualify as basic need provision where they meet the needs of population growth. Forecasts of population growth in the area served by St. Francis's school were not sufficiently firm to qualify as basic need when the 1985–86 capital building allocation was made. There is no prospect of including an allocation for a project during the current year.