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Schools: Buildings

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will review the adequacy of the provisions of the Education (School Premises) Regulations 1999, with particular reference to statutory provision for (a) water and (b) toilets. (295469)

The officials and colleagues from Partnerships for Schools are arranging to meet the Paediatric Continence Forum to discuss the adequacy of water and toilet provision in schools. This will include considering statutory methods that might be appropriate.

This issue has already been addressed in the Building Schools for the Future programme with the 2007 publication of Toilets in Schools, a DCSF guidance note to encourage the use of standard layouts and designs to make toilets more attractive, cleaner and safer for pupils to use.