HC Deb 03 June 1943 vol 390 cc349-50
32. Mr. Messer

asked the President of the Board of Education whether his inspectors have drawn attention to the unsatisfactory conditions of the Knightley School, Staffordshire; and whether he proposes to take any steps to compel the governors of the school to effect some improvement especially in hygiene and sanitation?

The President of the Board of Education (Mr. Butler)

I understand from His Majesty's Inspector that the premises of Knightley Church of England School do not fall below the general standards commonly found in village schools. The sanitary arrangements are kept under periodical observation by the school medical officer.

Mr. Messer

Is it not possible for the Minister to take some definite action to prevent this sort of thing where children are being educated under primitive conditions?

Mr. Butler

The hon. Member will no doubt await the reforms I have in mind.