§ MR. ALDEN
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether he has made any provision whatever for additional grants to local educational authorities in view of the extra expense entailed 968 by medical inspection and the importance of encouraging such authorities, many of which are at present financially crippled, to carry out the wishes of his Department.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Mr. RUNCIMAN,) Dewsbury
I regret I can add nothing to the statements which have already been made by my predecessor to the effect that the Government are unable to hold out any hope of a special grant in aid of medical inspection in anticipation, of the additional sum which has been promised in connection with the Education Bill now before the House.
§ [No Answer was returned.]