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Volume 437: debated on Thursday 22 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Education how many school canteens have been installed in Lindsey; and how many schools are yet without canteens.

There are 182 school canteens in Lindsey, serving 213 school departments, out of a total of 321.

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether those figures refer also to school dining rooms?


asked the Minister of Education how much extra school accommodation is required in Lindsey owing to the raising of the school-leaving age; how much of this accommodation has already been found; and whether he is satisfied that accommodation will be found for all those requiring it.

Twenty-nine classrooms and 22 practical rooms are needed under the scheme of hutments to be erected by the Ministry of Works and a new light construction school to accommodate about 500 pupils is required at Scunthorpe. None of this accommodation has yet been completed, but the Ministry of Works hope that it will all be ready in time, except perhaps for some fittings and equipment for part of the first instalment.

Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that as much progress is being made as is possible?

Yes, Sir, I think the Ministry of Works have done and are doing their best.