HC Deb 02 February 1939 vol 343 cc372-3
60. Mr. Ede

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether his attention has been called to the report of the physical training organisers to the Wiltshire Education Committee, that at some schools in the county, owing to the lack of adequate playgrounds, physical training has to take place on the highway; and what action he has taken thereon?

Mr. Lindsay

My attention has been drawn to this report. I am informed that four non-provided public elementary schools in Wiltshire have, until recently, used a roadway for physical training. In two of these cases such use has been, or is being, discontinued. In the other two cases the roads used are approach roads to the parish churches and carry virtually no traffic. Even so, the position clearly calls for investigation which I am undertaking.