§ 42 and 43. Mr. WAKEFIELD
asked the President of the Board of Education (1) what is the number of elementary and senior schools in England and Wales built in the last 10 years; and how many of this number have a field for the playing of games and recreation adjoining;
(2) the number of elementary and senior schools in England and Wales planned or in the course of construction; and how many of this number have a field for the playing of games and recreation adjoining?
During the last 10 years 1,264 new public elementary schools, including senior schools, have been opened. Of these, according to the Board's records, which in this respect are by no means complete, 584 are on sites of more than two acres which provide space for the playing of games. The number of public elementary schools, including senior schools, which are now in course of erection or for which plans have been approved is 234. Of these 183 are on sites of over two acres, large enough to provide playing field facilities. In a number of the remaining cases public recreation grounds or other playing fields are accessible to the schools.
§ Mr. GEORGE GRIFFITHS
Is it a fact that there are fewer playing grounds in Lancashire than in other parts of the country and that that is the reason why there are no Lancashire clubs in the English Cup semi-final?