§ MR. PIKE PEASE (Darlington)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education if he will lay upon the Table an authorised copy of his recent statement as to the cost of medical inspection in elementary schools.
§ MR. RUNCIMAN
I think the only point of public interest in the statement to which the hon. Member refers was to the effect that, at a time when the amalgamation of the existing grants is to be undertaken, the Government could not propose a special grant for medical inspection or any increase in Exchequer aid towards the expenses of Local Education Authorities under the Elementary Education Acts in anticipation of the additional sum to be provided in connec- 1256 tion with the Education Bill now before Parliament.