HC Deb 10 March 1955 vol 538 cc587-8
1. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Minister of Education if he has considered the new method of constructing schools prefabricated swimming baths; and to what extent he plans to have this method used in schools under the jurisdiction of his Department.

The Minister of Education (Sir David Eccles)

I am not aware of the method to which the hon. and learned Member refers. If he will let me have particulars, I will have inquiries made.

Mr. Hughes

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that that is a very surprising reply having regard to the resources at his disposal? Will he inquire from his own experts about this method, which is well-known and well-recommended for its efficiency?

Sir D. Eccles

The Ministry of Education is not perfect. We are grateful to the hon. and learned Gentleman. A prefabricated swimming bath sounds very interesting.