§ Sir WILLIAM ANSON (Oxford University)
To ask the President of the Board of Education whether, under the regulations of the Board as to grants in aid of the cost of building and sites of training colleges, grants can be made for the building or purchase of hostels in connection with existing colleges; and whether, if the regulations are not so framed as to enable local authorities to avail themselves in this manner of existing training college accommodation, he will consider the desirability of amending the regulations so as to effect this object.
§ (Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Answer to the first paragraph is in the negative, and to the second paragraph that the matter is receiving careful consideration as to how far it will be expedient to allow building grants in respect of hostels to be provided by local authorities for students in attendance at certain kinds of training colleges.