§ 39. Mr. DAY
asked the President of the Board of Education the number of schools in England and Wales that are not provided with an efficient water supply or proper sanitary equipment; when his inspectors last reported on these conditions; and what steps his Department are taking to ensure that the 1549 education authorities concerned have these defects remedied and the schools properly equipped?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Oliver Stanley)
I regret I am not able to answer the first part of the hon. Member's question. The water supply and sanitation for a school depend generally upon the arrangements which exist in the neighbourhood in which the school is situated, Thesematters are among those to which His Majesty's inspectors give attention when they inspect the schools, and cases of neglect and inadequacy are reported to the Board and appropriate action is taken.
§ Mr. STANLEY
The inspectors are continually inspecting all the schools, and one of the things they look at is the question of sanitation.