HC Deb 11 May 1950 vol 475 cc82-3W
94. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Education whether, in relation to estimated population trends, he will state the years when pressure of school population will be eased; and relative to this fact and estimated availability of teachers, when the size of classes will approximate to the desirable standard.

Mr. Tomlinson

So far as can be foreseen, the peak total of children in primary and secondary schools is likely to be reached in 1958. Infant numbers may reach their peak in 1954, junior numbers in 1957 and senior numbers in 1960. To the second part of the Question I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave to the hon. and gallant Member for Norwood (Brigadier Smyth) on 6th April last, and to what I said in the House on 4th May in the Estimates Debate.

Mr. Llewellyn

asked the Minister of Education whether he will give for the county of Glamorgan and the city of Cardiff, for the last date on which statistics are available, the total number of classes in primary schools and in secondary schools, respectively; and the number in each case of classes with not more than 30

Number of Classes: Number of pupils in the class
30 and under 31 to 40 41 to 50 51 and over Total
Glamorgan County—
(a) Senior classes (over age 11) 780 569 19 1,368
(b) Other classes 1,370 1,095 84 2,549
Cardiff C. B.—
(a) Senior classes (over age 11) 224 178 7 409
(b) Other classes 187 315 117 5 624