HC Deb 07 May 1970 vol 801 c161W
37. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his Department's definition of an urban deprived area; and which towns in Dorset qualify.

Miss Bacon:

In deciding which old schools should be replaced first, whether in urban or rural areas, I take into account both the state of the buildings and any available information about multiple social deprivation. There is little evidence of multiple deprivation in Dorset towns.