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Class Sizes: Primary Education

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to reduce the number of five to seven-year-olds in unlawfully large classes; and if he will make a statement. (276513)

We take breaches of infant class size legislation very seriously. Officials will be following up with the local authorities and schools concerned to ensure remedial action is being taken. Local authorities and schools have a legal responsibility to limit infant class sizes and, if necessary, the Secretary of State has powers to direct them to comply.