§ 79. Mr. Vosper
asked the Minister of Education what steps he is taking to ensure that children resident on canal boats receive an efficient, full-time education.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
There are two schools in Middlesex which cater specially for the education of canal boat children. In addition, I have asked the Birmingham local education authority to set up a boarding hostel for canal boat children so that they can attend ordinary day schools. I hope that this hostel will be ready in the autumn and that the canal boatmen will co-operate in making this experiment a success.