HC Deb 15 December 1949 vol 470 cc320-1W
124. Mr. H. D.

Hughes asked the Minister of Education the number of children aged 13 in maintained and aided and direct grant grammar schools and technical schools, respectively, in January, 1949; and what percentage these formed of the total school population aged 13, under London, Lancashire, Cheshire, Kent, Derbyshire and Surrey County Councils, and Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester and Wolverhampton County Boroughs.

Mr. Tomlinson

Following is the information. It should be noted that the figures for each authority include children who do not belong to the area but are attending schools within it, and exclude children belonging to the area but attending schools outside it.

whether, in view of the fact that the schoolmaster stands in loco parentis, he will have this instruction withdrawn.

Mr. Tomlinson

The booklet to which I assume my hon. Friend refers was not published by my Department. I have, however, issued a circular to local education authorities about school records and, as my hon. Friend will see from the copy I am sending him, I have emphasised the need for the closest possible co-operation with parents. In particular, since school records will usually be expressed in technical terms, I have advised that parents should be given periodical reports, based on the school records, of their children's progress.