HC Deb 12 February 1931 vol 248 c581
71. Mr. EDE

asked the President of the Board of Education how many new secondary schools were sanctioned for erection by local education authorities during the year 1930; the approximate number of new school places, after deducting places lost through the closing of former schools replaced by such new schools, thus provided for each sex, respectively; and the estimated cost of such buildings?


The answer to the first part of the question is 30 schools; to the second part of the question 1,243 new classroom places in boys' schools, 1,987 in girls' schools, and 2,204 in mixed schools; and to the third part of the question, £1,199,896.

Viscountess ASTOR

Is the right hon. Gentleman quite satisfied that local authorities are building these secondary schools as economically as possible, and does he not think that some of the local authorities are building them for eternity and spending too much on them?


Generally, the buildings are more economical than they used to be.