HC Deb 23 June 1955 vol 542 cc85-6W
Mr. Moss

asked the Minister of Education if he will give figures showing the extent of overcrowding in primary and secondary schools in the rural districts of Atherstone, Tamworth and Meriden in the County of Warwick, and if he will list particularly bad localities; and the prospects of improvement.

Sir D. Eccles

The extent of overcrowding in these schools cannot conveniently be summarised statistically, but the localities where pressure is severe are Castle Bromwich and Kingshurst on the Birmingham border, Kingsbury, Hurley, Polesworth and Dordon, where there has been rapid development in the coal mining industry, Meriden and Eastern Green. Additional accommodation is being built or will soon be started at all these places except Meriden, where the authority is considering how best to meet the needs.