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Volume 530: debated on Wednesday 21 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Education the number of pupils of secondary age, at the nearest convenient date, for the county of Northampton; the number of such pupils accommodated at schools which also accommodate juniors and infants and, as regards each such school, its location, its theoretical maximum accommodation, the number of pupils, the number of pupils of secondary age and the size of the average class and of the average class of pupils of secondary age in it and expected to be in it during the next six years.

In January, 1953, there were in the county 10,566 pupils of secondary school age, of whom 2,875 were in all-age departments. The remaining information for which the hon. and learned Member asks is not readily available in my Department.

asked the Minister of Education what projects have been submitted, and in what order of priority, by the Northamptonshire educational authority for inclusion in their educational building programmes for 1952–53, 1953–54, 1954–55 and 1955–56; what was the estimated cost of each such project; how many forms or places and of what type it was to provide; which of these projects in each year she allowed to be included respectively in the programme or in a reserve list; and which have been begun or completed and at what cost.