Evacuated Children.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 4th June 1942.

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Photo of Mr Kenneth Lindsay Mr Kenneth Lindsay , Kilmarnock

asked the President of the Board of Education, how many children previously dispersed from public elementary schools now remain in reception areas; how many evacuated secondary schools have preserved their identity in reception areas; and how many separate authorities have leased camp schools from the National Camps Corporation?

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

The number of evacuated children on the registers of public elementary schools in reception areas in March, 1942, was 376,784. The large majority of evacuated secondary schools are maintaining a separate existence in reception areas, but I am unable to give the hon. Member the precise figures. The answer to the last part of the Question is that the number of local education authorities in England and Wales conducting national camp schools is 20.