HC Deb 17 April 1923 vol 162 cc1860-1
41. Mr. NICHOL

asked the Under-Secretary to the Scottish Board of Health the number of classes in State-aided schools in Scotland which have on the register more than 60, 70, 80, and 90 children, respectively?

Captain ELLIOT (Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health, Scotland)

As I have previously informed the hon. Member, the information asked for could only be obtained by means of a special inquiry. My Noble Friend the Secretary for Scotland has, however, consulted the chief inspectors of schools, who are satisfied that there is no appreciable contravention of the Regulation which provides for not more than 60 children being habitually under the charge of one teacher.


Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that in at least one case under the Glasgow Education Authority it is reported that there is a class of 93 under the charge and in the care of one teacher, and, further, is his Department keeping trace of the effects of their economies?


Perhaps the hon. Member will put that question down.