HC Deb 13 November 1952 vol 507 cc92-3W
127. Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Education what are her estimates of the increases in the size of the school population in Staffordshire in the years 1953 and 1954 and of the increased numbers of school places, created by new building, to be brought into use during the same period.

Mr. Pickthorn

It is estimated that the numbers on the registers of schools maintained by the Staffordshire education authority will increase by 2,500 in 1953, and a further 2,000 in 1954. A number of the new school places which will come into use during that period will be contributed by minor projects of which my Department has not yet been notified. My right hon. Friend must therefore refer the hon. Member to the local education authority for the answer to the second part of the Question.