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School Building

Volume 529: debated on Tuesday 1 June 1954

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asked the Minister of Education how many new schools have been completed, and how many of them were started, in the period since October, 1951.

Between 1st October, 1951, and 1st February, 1954, 1,145 new schools were completed, of which 167 were started after 1st October, 1951.


asked the Minister of Education by what percentage the number of new primary school places under construction has been reduced since October, 1951.

The number of new primary school places under construction on 30th April last was 36 per cent. less than the corresponding figure for 1st October, 1951. The reason for the reduction in the primary school building programme was explained in my answer to the hon. Member's Question on 18th February, 1954.


asked the Minister of Education what effect the approval of new schools intended for London County Council estates near Slough will have upon priorities for the approval of other new schools in South Buckinghamshire.

My school building policy is designed to concentrate the available resources on the provision of the new school places needed as a result of major housing developments and the increase in the school roll. I shall continue to treat requests for the approval of new schools, wherever it may be proposed to build them, by reference to these needs.