HC Deb 05 December 1912 vol 44 c2498W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether inspectors have from time to time complained of the insufficient accommodation for the hats and cloaks of the children attending the Uppingham Church of England School; whether he is aware that at this time of the year outdoor garments are piled in heaps on the floor, and no attempt is made to secure that the clothes of clean children should not become infected; and whether he will do his utmost to impress upon the local managers the need for improvement in respect of those matters?


The school referred to was inspected on the 20th, 21st, and 22nd of last month, and His Majesty's inspector reported that the cloak-room accommodation was quite insufficient for the number of children in attendance. The Board have asked to be furnished as soon as possible with the managers' proposals for effecting the necessary improvements in the premises of the school. I understand the facts are substantially as stated in the second part of the question.