HC Deb 14 May 1931 vol 252 c1348
29. Mr. EDE

asked the President of the Board of Education how many sites acquired by local education authorities for elementary school purposes during the past year exceeded five acres in extent; and what proportion of the total acquired those were?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Lees-Smith)

During the year ended 31st March last, local education authorities, in England and Wales, acquired 161 sites exceeding five acres in extent for elementary school purposes. This represents 29 per cent. of the sites thus acquired during the year.