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Classes (Size)

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 28 February 1952

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asked the Minister of Education what steps she is taking to reduce the size of classes where the number is over 40 children per class.

During the next few years the school roll will be increasing so rapidly that I cannot hold out any hope of a general reduction in the number of classes of over 40 children even if we increase the number of teachers at the greatest possible rate which we seem likely to be able to achieve.