HC Deb 27 November 1930 vol 245 cc1482-3

asked the President of the Board of Education in what areas of Greater London educational accommodation is being provided in temporary and makeshift premises at the present time; and what steps are being taken by his Department to secure that this deficiency shall be met before action is taken to supply the accommodation required as the result of the Education (School Attendance) Bill?


Temporary accommodation in buildings not primarily designed for school purposes is at present in use in Ealing, Hendon, Twickenham, Willesden, Heston, Croydon, Penge, Bexley, and in several districts under the Middlesex County Council. These buildings only provide some 1,700 school places in all. The local authorities concerned are actively engaged with plans which will enable them to dispense with the use of this accommodation.