§ MR. LEVY (Leicestershire, Loughborough)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether he proposes to issue any regulations to the local education authorities, constituted by the Education Act, 1902, in reference to taking over the control and maintenance of public elementary schools, and to providing suitable accommodation in cases where the existing schools are not in good repair, or are not in a satisfactory condition, or are not suitable to the requirements of the district, or where the managers of such schools fail to comply with the requirements of the local education authority in these respects, prior to the date at which the schools should be taken over.
§ SIR WILLIAM ANSON
The Board of Education will very readily assist local authorities if requested to do so, with any information, as to the procedure of the Board on the subjects in question, which any local authority may desire to possess. The Board do not desire to issue regulations on any matters which are properly within the discretion of the local authority. As regards the last part of the Question, the local education authority will not be in a position to make any requirements prior to the appointed day.† See page 1098.