HC Deb 27 February 1936 vol 309 cc637-8
49. Mr. LUNN

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware of the inadequate school accommodation at Halton, in the city of Leeds; that the present school is old and unsuitable for the children; that all children over 11 years of age have to go long distances in tramcars or omnibuses to school; that in a Bill promoted by the Leeds Corporation in 1928 a Clause was inserted that a school may be provided within five years at Halton and that, to-day, agitation exists and petitions are being signed by the parents for a new school; and what action the board will take to ensure adequate and healthy accommodation for the education of the children in this area?


I am aware that the premises of the Halton council school are old, but I have no reason to think that they are inadequate for the numbers attending, unsuitable or unhealthy. I am informed that the local education authority will be prepared to provide new accommodation when circumstances justify it, but that they do not regard it as needed at the present time.


Is the right hon. Gentleman willing to see me on the matter?


Yes, certainly.