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Nursery Schools

Volume 466: debated on Tuesday 21 June 1949

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asked the Minister of Education why more prefabricated huts are not provided as schools for children of the nursery school age, so as to reduce the existing large numbers in classes, as the Statistical Digest announced that more building trade operatives exist in this country than we have ever had before, and there is ample cement with which to construct these huts.

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for West Fife (Mr. Gallacher) on 17th March last. The use of pre-fabricated huts for nursery schools would make calls upon the resources of labour and materials at the disposal of my Department which could not be justified in view of the more urgent need for other educational provision.