Size of Classes.

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry – in the House of Commons on 17th July 1934.

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Photo of Mr Joseph Leckie Mr Joseph Leckie , Walsall


asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education the name of the large education authority referred to in paragraphs 41 and 42 of the Report of the Board of Education for 1933, in whose area the number of over-large classes increased by 337 above the figure for 1932; and what progress is being made by the authority in question in the reduction of the number of these large classes?

Photo of Mr Herwald Ramsbotham Mr Herwald Ramsbotham , Lancaster

The local education authority in question was Sheffield County Borough Council. In that area the number of classes with more than 50 on the roll, on the 31st March, 1933, was 430. On 31st March, 1934, the number had been reduced to 55, a decrease of 375.