26. Viscountess ASTOR
asked the President of the Board of Education whether, in view of the importance to the welfare of school-children of school premises having good ventilation, heating, water supply, sanitation, and playgrounds, he will cause a survey to be made of all school premises in county areas, in order to furnish information as to the number of school premises, provided and non-provided, respectively, in which unsatisfactory conditions obtain in any or all of the following respects: supply of water for drinking or for lavatory purposes; sanitary arrangements and cloakrooms; lighting, natural and artificial; ventilation; playgrounds; and damp walls and other structural disrepair?
The development of reorganisation, to which the board have called attention in Circular 1444, will during the next two years necessitate a survey of school penises from the point of view of the part which they are to play in the schemes for their districts. A survey of this nature will, I hope, achieve all the results the Noble Lady has in mind.