HC Deb 02 November 1939 vol 352 c2111W
Sir G. Jones

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education the approximate number of children in Stoke Newington who require elementary education; how many schools and teachers are available to satisfy such need; and what steps he is taking to see that all children are enabled to receive adequate elementary education?

Mr. Lindsay

I am informed that there are now about 2,700 children of school age in Stoke Newington for whom three teachers, and part of the services of two others, are available under the "home service" system now in operation. No public elementary schools are at present used for instruction, but the position will be modified as the London County Council give effect to the decision of the Government, announced in the House yesterday, allowing the reopening of schools in certain circumstances in evacuation areas.