§ LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether, where extended facilities are demanded under 1346 Clause 4 of the Education Bill and are refused, an appeal to the Board of Education would lie in the case of a school about to be transferred under the Act, a school actually transferred and desiring these facilities, or a school coming into existence after the Bill is passed.
§ MR. BIRRELL
I am not sure what the noble Lord means by the phrase "about to be transferred," but there is an appeal on the part of the owners of an existing voluntary school, fulfilling the various conditions of Clause 4, against the refusal of a local authority to agree to a transfer of the schools; and if the Board make an order requiring the transfer of the school to be taken by the authority, the giving of extended facilities under Clause 4 may also be ordered us part of the arrangement thus made by the Board upon the appeal. As regards (2) andr (3) there is no appeal.