HC Deb 20 May 1954 vol 527 cc2279-80
30. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of Education the number of classes in Cardiff, in primary and secondary schools, respectively, with over 50 children on the register; and the comparable figures for 1952 and 1951, respectively.

Miss Horsbrugh

Complete returns for January, 1954, are not yet available, but provisional figures show that in Cardiff there are three junior classes and no senior classes with more than 50 pupils on the roll. In 1952 and 1951 there were 12 and 13 junior classes respectively with more than 50 pupils; there was no senior class of this size in either year.

31. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of Education what is the number of classes in primary schools in Ely, Grange-town, Canton, Roath Park and Llanishen, respectively, which have more than 40 and more than 50 children on the register.

Miss Horsbrugh

I regret that it is not practicable for me to give figures about classes in particular districts of an authority's area.

38. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of Education how many children in Cardiff reached a standard of more than 50 per cent, in the secondary grammar schools entrance examination in Cardiff, and how many were admitted to secondary grammar schools in 1950, 1951, 1952, and 1953, respectively.

Miss Horsbrugh

This information is not available in my Department.

Mr. Thomas

Is the Minister aware that if the information was available it would indicate the need for comprehensive schools in Cardiff?

Mr. Speaker

That is quite hypothetical.