HC Deb 25 November 1954 vol 533 c163W
6. Mr. Morley

asked the Minister of Education the number of all-age schools, county-aided and controlled in January, 1954; and how many children they contained.

Sir D. Eccles

In January, 1954, there were 1,554 county all-age departments with 303,120 children, 1,334 aided all-age departments with 262,425 children, and 845 controlled all-age departments with 99,319 children. In addition, there was one special agreement all-age school with 363 children, and the status of 223 voluntary all-age departments, with 28,399 children, had not then been determined.

13. Dr. King

asked the Minister of Education if he will include in next year's school building programme an extra allocation for building necessary for the reorganisation of all-age schools.

Sir D. Eccles

I have nothing to add to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Rugby (Mr. J. Johnson) on 11th November.