§ MR. GEORGE ROBERTS (Norwich)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education if steps have yet been taken to carry into effect the promise of his predecessor in office, made to a deputation from the County Councils Association in February last, to give financial aid to local education authorities in respect of the cost of organising and carrying out medical inspection in schools; and, if so, will he state the nature of the proposals and when they will come into operation.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Mr. RUNCIMAN,) Dewsbury
My predecessor's statement referred to the additional money proposed to be provided in connection with the Education Bill. I am not in a position at present to make any statement as to the possibility of giving increased Exchequer grants in aid of elementary education.