HC Deb 10 September 1942 vol 383 c311W
Sir P. Hannon

asked the Minister of Health to what extent arrangements have been completed for the education of children of families evacuated from Gibraltar?

Mr. E. Brown

Arrangements have been made to enable the Gibraltarian children to benefit by all the educational facilities that this country can offer. Children of school age attend the schools of the local education authority and those authorities, in particular the London County Council in whose area the greater part of the children live, have taken great pains to secure their interests. Children who are qualified to benefit by secondary or technical education are selected and the British Council have generously arranged to meet the cost of such education where the parents are unable to pay. Parties are regularly taken on educational visits, lectures for children over school age are arranged by the British Council and evening classes, which are well attended, have been organised by the principal of the London County Council evening institutes.