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Private Business

Volume 531: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1954

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Hartlepool Port And Harbour Bill

Newport Corporation Bill

Lords Amendments considered, pursuant to Order [26th July], and agreed to.


As amended, considered.

Standing Order 205 (Notice of Third Reading) suspended.

Bill to be read the Third time forthwith.[ The Chairman of Ways and Means.]

Bill accordingly read the Third time, and passed, with Amendments.


Lords Amendments considered, and agreed to.

Petition (Southampton Housing Estate)

I desire to exercise the most ancient right of British citizens and of hon. Members of this House and present a Petition on behalf of more than 300 fathers and mothers in the housing estate of Millbrook, Southampton. Southampton Education Committee has not only the ordinary bulge in child population to deal with, but damage caused by the blitz, and its schools are overcrowded. On the Mill-brook housing estate this autumn already schools built there will be overcrowded and junior children will have to be moved from the present overcrowded junior school to other parts of the town. Infants will have to be sent long distances to receive education at school, having to cross dangerous roads, because there is no infant school on the estate. The petitioners call attention to these hardships and ask that the Minister increase the building allocation for schools in Southampton, major and minor, at the earliest possible moment.

The Petition ends,
"And your petitioners, in duty bound, will ever humbly pray."
To lie upon the Table.