HC Deb 23 November 1973 vol 864 c540W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what action she took to assist the London borough of Newham to deal with the 331 Ugandan Asian children who had entered the borough as at 23rd January 1973; and what action she has taken since this date.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

The London borough of Newham submitted an application in February 1973 for an additional school building allocation of £44,000 to provide 11 temporary classrooms to accommodate Asian children who had arrived from Uganda. This was granted. No further request for additional accommodation for Asian children from Uganda has been received. The Uganda Resettlement Board has approved assistance to the authority towards the cost of providing this accommodation and grants for the salaries of five extra teachers and for equipment and capitation allowances.

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