§ MR. ALDEN (Middlesex, Tottenham)
To ask the President of the Board of Education whether he has received a memorial from the borough of Ramsgate against the site recently selected for a public elementary school by the town council; and whether he will withhold his consent and direct the council to find a more suitable site.
§ (Answered by Mr. Birrell.) I have received a memorial setting forth the grounds on which a Resolution appears to have been passed at a meeting of ratepayers and others in the Ramsgate Town Hall, on 26th October, protesting against the selection by the town council of a particular site for the erection of a new public elementary school. No application, however, has reached me from the town council for the approval of the Board to the proposal ascribed to them in the Resolution. If such application should be made I can assure the hon. Member that the memorial will be carefully considered before any decision is arrived at by the Board.