HC Deb 08 February 1951 vol 483 cc221-2W
Dr. King

asked the Minister of Education what progress was made throughout the country in 1950 in the re-organising into primary and secondary schools of the all-age schools, in which one million children receive their education.

Mr. Tomlinson

Detailed statistics for the year 1950 are not yet available, but during the year reorganisations affecting 503 schools were approved by my Department. In January, 1950, 82 per cent. of all pupils aged 13 in maintained and assisted schools were in schools or depart- ments providing only secondary education, compared with 80 per cent. a year previously.