HC Deb 25 April 1907 vol 173 c276

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that, in the estimate of receipts and expenditure during the financial year ending 31st March, 1908, for the administrative county of Glamorgan £69,000 is to be provided out of a rate of 1s. 2d. in the pound for the maintenance of provided schools, while nothing is proposed to be contributed out of rates for the maintenance of non-provided schools; whether this discrimination between the two classes of schools has received his sanction, and if the same standard of efficiency will be required by the Education Department in the case of each class.


So long as the local education authority perform their statutory duty of maintaining and keeping efficient the public elementary schools in their area, the expenditure incurred by the authority on individual schools is not subject to review by the Board of Education and does not require their sanction. The standard of efficiency requisite to earn the grant is the same for council schools and voluntary schools.