HC Deb 12 December 1963 vol 686 cc111-2W
Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Education what is the number of children of school age in Hampshire residing in caravans not allocated to any school; what was the number not attending school at the latest convenient date; and what action has been taken or is contemplated to ensure that all children benefit from the educational facilities available.

Sir E. Boyle

I am informed by the local education authority that there are 10 such children who are not at present registered pupils at any school, all of whom moved into the county very recently; that 171 such children were absent from school for one or more days in the week ended 29th November, probably mostly on account of illness; and that special action is not usually necessary to ensure that the children benefit from the educational facilities available, but school welfare officers visit the caravan sites regularly to give advice and help.

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