HC Deb 10 July 1959 vol 608 cc165-6W
The Rev. LI. Williams

asked the Minister of Education, how many all-age schools there are in Wales and Monmouthshire, how many Roman Catholic aided schools, how many Church in Wales aided schools, and how many single-school areas, respectively.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

There are 89 all-age schools in Wales and Monmouthshire. In January, 1958, there were 105 Church in Wales aided schools or departments and 81 Roman Catholic aided schools or departments. About 60 of the Church in Wales aided schools or departments are in rural areas but I cannot say precisely how many of these are in areas where alternative provision is not readily available. I am not aware of any Roman Catholic aided school which would fall in this category.