HC Deb 21 August 1894 vol 29 c164

I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether there has been an assurance given in Parliament that the increased requirements of Schedule VII. in the Code would not be applied to existing schools; and, if so, whether class-rooms of long standing are occasionally condemned?


The requirements of Schedule VII. apply to new buildings and enlargements made since the Code of 1890. Class-rooms of long standing are occasionally, as has always been the case, condemned apart from Schedule VII. because they do not meet the ordinary requirements of the Code that all school premises must be healthy, properly constructed and arranged, lighted, warmed, and ventilated. Of course, it has happened for many years past that not only old class-rooms, but the whole of an old school is from time to time condemned.


Is the new standard applied in the case of an enlargement to the whole room or only to the addition to it?


To the new part.