HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 cc816-7
63. Mr. Duncan

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education what schools are open and how many classes are being carried on in North Kensington for elementary education; where these classes are held; and when sufficient classes will be opened to gave adequate elementary education to all children in the district of the appropriate age-groups?

Mr. Munro

I am informed that 3,460 children between the ages of seven and 14 in North Kensington are now being taught by 38 teachers under the home teaching service, small groups of the children receiving instruction in rooms in private houses and in the premises of 19 public elementary schools. The London County Council are actively engaged on a review of the school accommodation with a view to the reopening of those schools which can be made available.

Mr. Duncan

When school accommodation is available for all the children will elementary education again become compulsory?

Mr. Munro

I will take note of that point.