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Schools, Bradford

Volume 180: debated on Thursday 15 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what reports he has received providing information about damage caused to Bradford schools by fire; if he will consider making a supplementary allocation to Bradford local education authority to meet any shortfall between insurance payments made and the full cost of replacing school accommodation destroyed by fire; and if he will make a statement.

Bradford local education authority has been in touch with the Department about the damage caused by fires over the weekend of 3 and 4 November at Gregory middle school and Tyersal first school in Bradford. The resources required for reinstatement of the damaged accommodation at these schools are a matter for negotiation in the first instance between the Bradford local education authority and its insurers.