§ Mr. Tom Cox
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, pursuant to his answer of 4 March, Official Report, column 105, if the sample survey of the improvement needs of the existing stock of school building has yet produced any fresh estimate of the number of schools which still have only outside toilets; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Dunn
The survey of school improvement needs, when complete, should provide information on the improvements needed to toilet accommodation where this is below the standards of the Education (School Premises) Regulations 1981 (SI 909). As the regulations do not prohibit outside toilets as such, the survey will not yield information on the extent of their provision.