HC Deb 15 February 1940 vol 357 c943
40. Mr. Jenkins

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether he can state the number of schools in Monmouthshire now operating a two-shift system in order to provide accommodation for children evacuated from other areas; and when the necessary additional premises will be available so as to return to a full-time system of education?

Mr. Lindsay

In December last, the latest date for which information is available, there were 44 public elementary schools or departments in Monmouthshire providing accommodation for evacuated children, and in only seven cases was it found necessary to adopt a double-shift system. Endeavours were being made to provide full-time education as soon as possible. I am making inquiries and will communicate with the hon. Member.