HC Deb 08 February 1951 vol 483 cc1923-4
38. Mr. Hollis

asked the Minister of Education whether he is aware of the grave shortage of scientific equipment in many schools, as a result of which pupils are hindered in their examination work; and what steps he is taking to remedy this defect.

Mr. Tomlinson

I am not aware of any general shortage of scientific equipment, though long delivery periods are quoted for some items.

Mr. Hollis

Has the attention of the right hon. Gentleman been called to a report of the Cambridge University Examination Syndicate, a body of some authority, which is very much alarmed about this problem?