HC Deb 11 May 1951 vol 487 cc265-6W
Mr. Linstead

asked the Minister of Education the number of places available and filled in nursery and primary schools in each metropolitan borough.

Mr. Tomlinson

I have no statistics of the number of places available in nursery schools and primary schools in each Metropolitan borough, but following are the latest particulars of the number of children on the registers of maintained and assisted nursery schools and primary schools in those boroughs:

Metropolitan Borough Number of children on registers, January, 1950
Nursery Schools Other Primary Schools
City 498
Battersea 9,229
Bermondsey 80 5,843
Bethnal Green 5,124
Camberwell 30 14,938
Chelsea 2,869
Deptford 217 5,610
Finsbury 3,425
Fulham 168 9,039
Greenwich 115 7,073
Hackney 13,218
Hammersmith 9,312
Hampstead 3,856
Holborn 1,273
Islington 84 19,432
Kensington 81 7,823
Lambeth 14,639
Lewisham 90 18,303
Paddington 7,042
Poplar 37 6,981
St. Marylebone 3,710
St. Pancras 160 8,519
Shoreditch 3,757
Southwark 7,414
Stepney 8,861
Stoke Newington 2,787
Wandsworth 46 24,060
Westminster 3,895
Woolwich 163 12,877
TOTAL LONDON 1,271 241,407

Mr. Linstead

asked the Minister of Education if he will give the maximum permitted cost per place for new nursery, primary and secondary schools in London.

Mr. Tomlinson

The present limits of net cost for primary and secondary schools are £140 and £240 respectively. These limits apply throughout England and Wales, though where there are unusual site problems or other exceptional difficulties I am prepared to consider making some additional allowance for particular projects. No yardstick of cost can yet be laid down for nursery schools, very few of which can be built in present circumstances; each one is considered individually.