§ 38 and 39. Major-General Sir Alfred Knox
asked the Parliamenetary Secretary to the Board of Education (1) how many children evacuated to the reception areas are now attending school half time, and how many full time;
(2) how many of the local children in the reception areas are now attending school half time, and how many full time?
Local education authorities of reception areas have been asked to furnish returns by the end of this week which will enable me to give the information desired.
§ Sir A. Knox
As the non-existence of whole-time education in reception areas is due to the lack of accommodation would it not be possible, now that many children have returned to London, to amalgamate schools? Has this policy been considered?
In a great many districts local and evacuated children have been amalgamated to great advantage.
§ Mr. Naylor
Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that London school children in the East. South and West of England 943 are now talking in the dialect of their adopted counties and does he propose to take any steps to deal with the situation when the children come back talking these different languages?