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Technical Education Facilities, Newcastle-Under-Lyme

Volume 529: debated on Thursday 8 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Education if she is aware of the lack of facilities for technical education for children living in the rural district of Newcastle-under-Lyme; and if she will take action, in conjunction with the local education authority, to provide such facilities where required.

Since last autumn the Stoke-on-Trent local education authority has been unable to admit to its secondary technical school children from the neighbouring county area. As my right hon. Friend told the hon. Member in a recent letter, the Staffordshire authority are considering the extension in certain secondary modern schools of courses leading to technical courses in further education establishments.