§ MR. ALDEN (Middlesex, Tottenham)
To ask the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that the underground rooms at St. George's School, Ramsgate, which the Board have condemned, and which they notified the local education authority would not be recognised after 1st February, 1904, are still in use, and that the children of those parents who claim free education are obliged to attend school in these cellar rooms; whether he is aware that the temporary iron building, Ellington School, Ramsgate, which the Board have so strongly condemned, and which they notified the local education authority would not be recognised after 1st March, 1907, is still in use; and, whether he proposes to take steps to compel the local education authority to provide suitable buildings for the needs of the town.
§ (Answered by Mr. McKenna.) I believe it is a fact that the rooms referred to are 231 still in use pending the provision of a new school. The Board are in communication with the local education authority as to the site upon which this school is to be built, and every effort will be made to expedite its completion.