§ DR. MACNAMARA
On behalf of the hon. Member for the Morley Division of Yorkshire, I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of Education how many applications have been made by the new education authorities for permission to build new schools or enlarge old ones; how many have been granted; and how 983 many similar applications have been made and granted for non-provided schools.
§ SIR WILLIAM ANSON
So far as the; information at the disposal of the Board shows, notices have been published for the provision of 114 new council schools and the enlargement of nineteen others; for the provision of twenty-two new Church schools and the enlargement of ten others; for the provision of sixteen Roman Catholic schools and the enlargement of three others; and for the provision of five other schools (denomination uncertain). Of these 157 cases, six council schools have been put on the Annual Grant List, two Church schools, and no Roman Catholic Schools. Many of the other cases are still in course of publication, some are still under consideration, and three (one Church and two Roman Catholic schools) have been refused. No case of enlargement has yet been passed.