HC Deb 17 November 1949 vol 469 cc229-30W
Mr. Dumpleton

asked the Minister of Education how many scholars were in sixth forms of secondary grammar schools under the Hertfordshire local education authority in 1939 and how many in 1949; and what were the comparative figures for the country as a whole.

Mr. Tomlinson

I regret that the exact information is not available. Some measure of the position is given by the figures of children aged 16 and over on the registers of maintained and assisted secondary grammar schools. These were for 1st October, 1938, and January, 1949, respectively, 448 and 1,194 for Hertfordshire, and 36,207 and 76,249 for the country as a whole. The position in 1939 was affected by the war.