HC Deb 08 May 1952 vol 500 cc67-8W
Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of Education the number of classes in primary schools in Cardiff with over 40 on roll; the number of secondary school classes in Cardiff with over 30 on roll; the estimated increase in the Cardiff school population next year; and the number of additional teachers it is proposed to recruit.

Miss Horsbrugh

In January, 1951, which is the latest date for which information is available, there were 210 junior classes in Cardiff with more than 40 children on the register and 196 senior classes with more than 30 children. I estimate that the increase in the school population of Cardiff between January, 1952, and January, 1953, will be in the region of 1,600 pupils. I have no information as to the number of additional teachers which the local education authority propose to recruit, but I have no doubt that the authority will be able to provide an adequate staff if the most effective use is made of the teachers available, both men and women.