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School Places

Volume 957: debated on Thursday 9 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many new primary and secondary school places were brought into use in Wales for every year from 1945 to 1977.

The following figures show the number of primary and secondary school places in the maintained sector brought into use in Wales between 1945 and 1977:

PrimarySecondaryTotal
1st April 1945 to 1st February 1950*4,7609,33014,090
Year ending:
1st February 19513,8101,8305,640
1st February 19526,0802,0408,120
1st February 19537,2803,96511,245
1st February 195410,6054,21514,820
31st December 1954†7,4507,16414,614
31st December 19556,4452,7119,156
31st December 19564,6203,7858,405
31st December 19576,7107,24513,955
31st December 19586,8109,17515,985
31st December 19594,6607,38012,040
31st December 19607,2107,82015,030
31st December 19613,4356,2309,665
31st December 19623,9906,90510,895
31st December 19637,4504,74512,195
31st December 19643,77010,48014,250
31st December 19654,76010,00514,765
31st December 19665,1905,20510,395
31st December 19679,6956,60016,295
31st December 19687,4203,17010,590
31st December 19699,3306,56515,895
31st December 19709,22512,55021,775
31st December 197110,49810,36020,858
31st December 19725,0859,05514,140
31st December 19733,31311,38514,698
31st December 19745,88014,28520,165
31st December 197511,00010,20021,200
31st December 19767,0897,04014,129
31st December 19776,8593,69010,549
* Figures for individual years before 1950 are not available
† The period over which information was collected was changed at this point; the figures contain an element of overlap for this year