HC Deb 21 October 1971 vol 823 cc173-4W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what instructions are given regarding the availability and accessibility of adequate first-aid facilities and equipment in schools; if she will consider improving training facilities in first aid for school staffs; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. van Straubenzee

Local education authorities are not required to inform the Department of their arrangements and instructions for first aid in schools. Advice on the subject is given in the Department's pamphlet "Safety at School", from which I am sending the hon. Member an extract.

Training in first aid is provided by voluntary bodies to which the pamphlet refers local education authorities for further help.