HC Deb 05 August 1941 vol 373 c1804W
Major Markham

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that the educational position in South Northamptonshire and North Buckinghamshire is such that all secondary schools are over-full and no further places can be found for children who have already reached the required standard; and whether he will take steps to improve the transport of children to the secondary or grammar schools at Buckingham, Towcester and Bletchley?

Mr. Butler

It is the case that secondary schools in the district in question are very full, largely owing to the influx of evacuated children. It is understood, however, from inquiries made through His Majesty's Inspector that so far it has not proved necessary to refuse admission as day pupils to any duly qualified children. I will examine the transport facilities for schoolchildren in these districts in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of War Transport.