§ Mr. Stephen
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the names of elementary schools in Glasgow where the children are receiving education for more than eight hours a week and the number of children concerned; the number of children attending two hours per week or less; and the number of children not receiving any education at all; how many schools have been taken over for military purposes; and whether he will take steps to have such schools returned to the local authority for educational purposes as soon its possible?
§ Mr. Colville
I am in communication with the Glasgow Education Authority about the information asked for in the first and second parts of the Question and will inform the hon. Member of the results. There are approximately 60,000 elementary school children in Glasgow not receiving education at present, of whom half are infants; additional children are being admitted to schools as protection becomes available for them. Only a small number of schools in Glasgow are presently occupied wholly or partially for military purposes, but it would not be in the national interest to give particulars. I am, however, in discussion with the appropriate authorities as to whether the release of some of these schools for education purposes can be arranged.