§ MR. BEAUCHAMP (Suffolk, Lowestoft)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether it is proposed to discontinue the payment of the annual grant to elementary schools by quarterly instalments; whether any representations have been made by local education authorities against the proposal; and, if so, whether he will 95 consider the desirability of continuing the arrangement at present in force.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Mr. BIRRELL,) Bristol, N.
I must refer the hon. Member to my reply on Thursday, February 22nd, to a similar Question put to me by the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent. I have as yet, nothing to add to that reply.