§ SIR JAMES RANKIN (Herefordshire, Leominster)
To ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether the Board of Education will take into consideration an alteration of its rules respecting the payment of grant earned by pupil teachers, so that the grant may be earned by pupil teachers attending schools carried on for private profit, if such schools are approved of by the Board of Education and such grant is paid to the local education authority.
(Answered by Sir William Anson.) If the pupil-teacher centre is an independent institution structurally and financially, and is not carried on for private profit, no objection would be raised by the Board merely because the teachers engaged at the pupil-teacher centre are also engaged in giving instruction at a private school. If, however, the pupil teachers receive instruction together with the students at the private school, a grant could not be paid in respect of such teaching. The Board cannot make any alteration in this restriction by which grants are not payable to schools conducted for private profit.