HC Deb 28 October 1985 vol 84 c304W
Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what information is available to his Department concerning (a) the standards of hygiene in school cloakrooms and (b) outbreaks of dysentery in schools; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dunn

The standard of hygiene in cloakrooms of schools which are maintained by a local education authority is a matter for that authority. While my right hon. Friend is aware of a small number of outbreaks of dysentery in schools in recent years, the Department does not collect information on either subject. Advice on all aspects of health and hygiene m relation to their schools is available to education authorities from their district health authority and local environmental health officer.