§ DR. MACNAMARA
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether it is intended to enforce a £3 per annum fee from parents in the case 453 of the pupils attending the St. George's, East Bristol, higher grade council school and of the pupils attending the Wright's Hill higher grade council school, Rowley Regis, Staffordshire; and whether, in these cases, the Board of Education will leave the local education authorities a wide discretion as to the number of free places to be sanctioned in these schools, and not insist upon a maximum of 25 per cent, of free places.
§ SIR WILLIAM ANSON
The Board have not required the charging of a £3 fee at the St. George's, East Bristol, secondary school, but have sanctioned the continuance of the existing fee of five-pence per week. There is no application before the Board for the recognition of the Wright's Hill higher grade council school, Rowley Regis, as a secondary school. The application is for its recognition as a higher elementary school. The question as to the number of free places has not arisen.