HC Deb 31 July 1907 vol 179 c958

On behalf of the hon. Member for the Wokingham Division of Berks, I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether a denominational school now in course of construction (under a scheme formed by the Board of Education, and sealed on 21st December, 1905), with the assistance of a building grant from the local education authority, can when completed receive the higher grant without surrendering its denominational character if is declared necessary to the area under Article 43 of the Regulations.


Taking the Question in the very general form in which it is put to me and in the natural sense of the words, the answer is in the negative. But if the Question relates to the Ranelagh Foundation, Whitfield, the reply is that Article 43 only refers to secondary schools that have been on the grant list for the year 1906–7, which is not the case in that instance. As regards there being or not being anything in the scheme which would make it impossible for the school to comply with the regulations to be fulfilled for receiving the higher grant, I have nothing to add to the Answer which I gave to the hon. Member on Thursday last. ‡

‡See (4) Debates, clxxix., 142.