HC Deb 02 May 1929 vol 227 cc1694-5

asked the President of the Board of Education how many pupils there are in the schools condemned by His Majesty's inspector as unfit for school use, that is, on black lists A. B and C; and how many of these are in schools in black list A, that is, on premises so defective that recognition ought to be withdrawn?

Duchess of ATHOLL

The number of pupils in schools which are still on the black list is about 560,000; of these about 120,000 are in schools on list A. The hon. Member will understand that only a small minority of these schools can be described as having been condemned and that plans for removing the school from the list have already been approved in a substantial proportion of the remaining cases, especially the cases most urgently requiring treatment.