§ Mr. Spearing
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will state, or provide references to, the conditions made in school building regulations concerning the circulation and regular replacement of air in school classrooms, workshops and laboratories and any study made of the relations between these requirements and the incidence of cross-infection.
§ Mr. Fallon
Regulation 25 of the 1981 Education (School Premises) Regulations refers to the main recommendations for thermal environment set out in the current edition of the Department's design note 17: 503W "Guidelines for Environmental Design and Fuel Conservation". The design note itself includes recommendations on ventilation of schools. We are not aware of any studies made of the relations between the requirements for schools and the incidence of cross-infection.