HC Deb 29 July 1949 vol 467 cc184-5W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Education what is the present total number of children in the maintained schools; and how many children have applied for admission and been refused, for lack of accommodation, especially in the primary schools.

Mr. Tomlinson

Provisional returns show that there were 5,550,000 children in maintained and assisted primary and secondary schools (other than special schools) in January, 1949. In reply to the second part of the Question, I have nothing to add to the answer given to the hon. Member for Mile End (Mr. Piratin) on 30th June.