§ 35. Mr. GOLDSTONE
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that at least six schools in Liverpool have been taken over by the military authorities, with the result that the scholars have only one long session per day; whether he is aware that only the top floor of the Midland Adelphi Hotel is now being occupied by the military authorities; and whether he will take action, in co-operation with those responsible, to secure that the whole of the hotel in question, together with other similar buildings, may be utilised to ensure that the education of the children of the working men of Liverpool may not be prejudiced through the continuance of the present arrangements?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Dr. Addison)
Four existing schools and three new buildings in Liverpool are being used 1805 as military hospitals. The scholars are attending four other schools on the double shift system, no suitable temporary accommodation being available. I do not know for what, if any, military purposes the Midland Adelphi Hotel is being used. The Committee, which my right hon. Friend appointed to deal with the matter, inspected a number of buildings in Liverpool, the use of which for military hospitals instead of schools was suggested, but they all proved unsuitable. The use of the Midland Adelphi Hotel was not suggested, but we will see whether the suggestion has been considered.