- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
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Mike Hedges AM welcomes confirmation that School Building programme, including Schools in Swansea East will continue until 2021.
Mike Hedges asked questions at the assembly which highlighted the investment made in 3 local schools, and had confirmation from Minister Julie James that this programme of investment in local schools will continue until 2021.
‘This is an example of the Welsh Government making a difference. Three new schools have been completed in my constituency of Swansea East, at Morriston, Cefn Hengoed and Burlais, Burlais replacing two schools which were in a terrible condition, not suitable for teaching children. Is this one of the schemes that’s threatened by the proposed Conservative cuts to education?’
‘Can I say to the Member that I agree with him that the three schools in his constituency are particularly lovely? I’ve had the opportunity to visit them, and, as I say, they very much enhance the local community, and it’s a real testament to this Government’s commitment to education that we’ve done it. I’d just like to remind the Chamber that the first thing the Tories did when they got into office was stop the successful schools building that the Labour Government put in place and I think that that’s a tragedy, both for the people in those communities and for education in general in England, which we all know is in a particularly parlous state at the moment.
However, this programme is now committed so that the schools that are committed, as long as they are contractually committed, will go forward, and the current envelope goes up to 21. So, that will continue, no matter what happens’.