HC Deb 28 June 1951 vol 489 c1575
39. Dr. King

asked the Minister of Education the number of infant classes for the summer term with over 50 children in them.

Mr. Hardman

I regret that this information is not available. Local education authorities are asked to submit returns of class sizes once a year in January. The analysis of the figures for January, 1951, is not yet complete.

Dr. King

As this number is increasing and as no child can receive adequate individual education in a class of 50, and as all classes over 40 are illegal, will my hon. Friend do what he can to speed up the provision of infant teachers?

Mr. Hardman

I certainly will.