HC Deb 09 November 1893 vol 18 cc535-6
MR. GOSCIIEN (St. George's, Hanover Square)

I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether the provisions of Schedule VII. to the Code are being applied in commuting the accommodation of the St. Barnabas National Schools, Pimlico, notwithstanding the assurances of the Lord President of the Council that the said Schedule would not be applied to existing schools?


No, Sir; Schedule VII. applies only to new premises and enlargements. But in the last Annual Report the Managers were informed that in the boys' and girls' schoolrooms, which are badly planned for teaching purposes, not more than four parallel rows of desks could be allowed. I am making some inquiry into this, and will inform the right hon. Gentleman further on the subject.