23. Mr. Slater
asked the Minister of Education how many schools there are in this country which are scheduled for 592 demolition because of the age of the structure; and if he will set out in the OFFICIAL REPORT the areas so affected, distinguishing State and denominational schools, respectively.
Is not the hon. Gentleman aware of the desire for more urgent action to be taken to get rid of these substandard buildings in which a great percentage of our young people are having to congregate to receive education? Is he satisfied with the progress being made to rid this country of such places?
§ Sir E. Boyle
Since the war we have had to concentrate first on beating the bulge and seeing that we do not have children out of school, but I wholly agree with the hon. Member that when that process is completed there will remain the questions of replacing old schools and also of urban reorganisation.