HC Deb 13 February 1917 vol 90 cc448-9
70. Mr. KING

asked the President of the Board of Education how many elementary schools containing how many places were occupied by the military during the month of January, 1917; and whether adequate provision has been made to supply education to the scholars displaced?


On the 31st January, 1917, 237 public elementary schools, with accommodation for 191,995 children, were being occupied by the military: of these three schools with accommodation for 929 children were taken into occupation during the month of January. Provision, which can be regarded as reasonably adequate in the circumstances, has been made for the children displaced in all cases, except that of one small department.


Is it considered adequate accommodation when you have two schools playing a Box and Cox arrangement in one school building on one day?


I should imagine the provision would be regarded as inadequate in that case.