HC Deb 24 June 1954 vol 529 cc60-1W
Dr. King

asked the Minister of Education how many local education authorities do not admit infant children to schools until the term after they have reached their fifth birthday.

Miss Horsbrugh

As I informed the hon. Member for Itchen (Mr. Morley) on 21st May, 1953, I know that some authorities have adopted this practice as one means of easing pressure on some of their schools, but I have no precise information as to the extent of its adoption.