§ Mr. Sainsbury
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science in how many multi-site comprehensive schools, the creation of which was approved by her Department, it is necessary within the routine timetable for pupils regularly to travel more than 1,000 metres between classes.
§ Mrs. Shirley Williams:
According to a sample survey of school buildings, it has been estimated that about 20 per cent. of all maintained secondary schools in England and Wales, or 1,000 in all, were on two or more sites in 1976 ; 350 were estimated to have a distance of at least half a mile between the sites. But as each school is responsible for its own time-tabling arrangements I regret that the precise information sought by the hon. Member is not available.