HC Deb 15 April 1964 vol 693 cc79-80W
Mr. Kenyon

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many comprehensive schools and comprehensive school systems were set up from July 1945 to January 1952; how many have been set up from 1952 to the present day; and how many are proposed for the future.

Mr. Hogg

In January 1952, there were nine comprehensive schools in England and Wales. In January 1963 the latest date for which information is available the number was 175. At this date there were 50 local education authorities in whose areas at least some senior pupils were in comprehensive schools. Many authorities are considering the question of secondary school reorganisation but I cannot say at any particular date how many proposals to set up new comprehensive schools can be said to have taken firm shape.