HC Deb 18 December 1952 vol 509 c244W
Mr. Watkins

asked the Minister of Education how many separate buildings are attached to the county secondary school, Llandrindod Wells, away from the school itself; what is the number of pupils at present on the books and the number who entered this last term; whether she is satisfied that there is sufficient accommodation; what steps have been taken to safeguard classrooms at Kingsland, now overcrowded, against fires; and what is the delay in the erection of a new secondary school.

Miss Horsbrugh

Apart from the main block, there are at this school, classrooms in hutments in the playground, in a former private hotel, and, so far as I am aware, in one room in a private residence. In January last, the latest date for which figures are available, there were 446 pupils on the books. I have no more recent information but I rely on the local education authority to have due regard to the nature of the accommodation in deciding the number of pupils to be admitted. Any question about fire precautions should be addressed to the authority.

No proposal for erecting a new school here was included by the authority in their building programme for the current year, but under the policy governing school building I should not in any case have been able to approve such a project at the present time.