HC Deb 19 January 1967 vol 739 c636
24. Sir E. Boyle

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many primary school classes in England and Wales contain more than 50 pupils.

Mr. Crosland


Sir E. Boyle

Does not that Answer, for which I am grateful, suggest that Homer was nodding when the right hon. Gentleman said at the N.U.S. conference on 28th November that we still have not merely hundreds but thousands of primary schools with classes not only over 40, but over 50?

Mr. Crosland

I confess that I do not have a word-by-word recollection of what I said to that rather stormy audience of the National Union of Students, but, if my words were precisely as quoted by the right hon. Gentleman, they seem to have contained an element of exaggeration.

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