§ LORD ROBERT CECIL (Marylebone, E.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether the £1,000,000 per annum to be granted for the purposes of the Education Bill is to be allocated solely to the arrangements under Clause 2 and the schemes under Clause 8; and, if not, to what other purposes it will be applicable.
§ MR. BIRRELL
AS I stated in Answer to a Question on April 26 † from the hon. Member for Blackpool, the new grant will be distributed to local authorities in aid of the local education rate in accordance with regulations which, I hope, will now be issued very shortly. The grant will thus go to reduce the charges in respect of any of their elementary education work which the local authority has to bear, and is not allocated to the points named in the Question nor to any others.