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Primary Schools (Admissions)

Volume 462: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Education how many children of statutory school age in the bomb-damaged counties and boroughs cannot at present be admitted to primary schools by reason of shortage of accommodation; and in what counties or towns does this shortage apply.

Precise information is not available, but I have no evidence that any substantial number of children of statutory school age has failed to secure admission to primary schools.

asked the Minister of Education if he is aware that, in the county of Surrey, there are several areas where children of statutory school age have been refused admission to primary schools because of shortage of accommodation; and what action he intends to take to remedy this unsatisfactory state of affairs.

Yes. Proposals are in hand which will provide accommodation for the very limited number of children at present out of school.