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New School Places

Volume 531: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1954

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56.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many new school places were provided by local authorities in each year from 1946 to 1953; and how many are expected to be provided in the current financial year.

The following table shows the number of new places provided in grant-aided and approved schools in each of the calendar years from 1946 to 1953:

19461,210
19471,835
19485,075
19499,260
195016,294
195118,205
195214,235
195326,954
The figures include a few places provided in grant-aided schools not managed by education authorities, but exclude places provided by the Ministry of Works under the H.O.R.S.A. scheme. About 70,000 school places are now under construction, but it is too early yet to say accurately how many of these will be provided in the financial year 1954–55.