HC Deb 11 November 1947 vol 444 c187
29. Mr. Rankin

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in view of the fact that the allotted acreage for primary and secondary school premises in the Milton planning area of Glasgow is considerably less than that recommended by his Department, he will ensure that the Milton allocation will not be used as a standard for subsequent schemes.

Mr. Woodburn

When the scheme for the Milton area was approved, it was made clear to the corporation that the standard of educational site provision there adopted could not be considered as complying with the standards generally regarded as desirable, and was not to be taken as a precedent.

Mr. McKinlay

Will my right hon. Friend place on record the exact acreage allocated for school purposes? Is it not a fact that the long-haired Bohemians have got hold of the Education Department and are taking more land for schools than for housing?

Mr. Woodburn

The amount of land required for this purpose depends on the number of children; and needless to say, that must be taken into account in deciding the amount of land allocated.