HC Deb 07 July 1955 vol 543 c1301
54. Dr. King

asked the Minister of Education to give, for the nearest convenient date, the number of children in urban areas attending all-age schools.

Sir D. Eccles

In January, 1954, there were 428,055 children of all ages in the all-age schools in urban areas.

Dr. King

Will the Minister now issue directives to urban education authorities to submit building plans to complete reorganisation of education in all-age schools in urban areas, as he has done with such excellent results in rural areas?

Sir D. Eccles

No, Sir. I wish I could, but at the moment we have not got the building resources to complete reorganisation in the urban areas. We shall get on to that work as soon as we can.