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Education

Volume 737: debated on Monday 18 September 2023

Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete in Education Settings

The following is an extract from the statement on reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete in education settings on 4 September 2023.

Will individual schools have direct access to the money and the temporary accommodation, if they need it? And will every local education authority make an urgent statement about their role in commissioning the schools in the first place and about maintenance, where they are responsible?

We have put a caseworker in place so that each school can work with that caseworker, as well as having access to the temporary accommodation and the company that can do the propping work, which we have already secured, or to additional surveying, if required. We are working closely with local authorities, but I urge the 5% of local authorities that have not responded to the questionnaire to respond—that is more important than ever.

[Official Report, 4 September 2023, Vol. 737, c. 60.]

Letter of correction from the Secretary of State for Education, the right hon. Member for Chichester (Gillian Keegan).

An error has been identified in my response to my right hon. Friend the Member for Wokingham (John Redwood). The correct response should have been:

We have put a caseworker in place so that each school can work with that caseworker, as well as having access to the temporary accommodation and the company that can do the propping work, which we have already secured, or to additional surveying, if required. We are working closely with local authorities, but I urge the 5% of responsible bodies that have not responded to the questionnaire to respond—that is more important than ever.