§ MR. JOYNSON-HICKS (Manchester, N.W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether, having regard to the provisions of the Education Code, Schedule II., Clause 39, a child proposed for admission to a higher elementary school must have attended at a public elementary school for two years; and, having regard to the 281 provisions of the Education Bill to the effect that contracted-out schools will no longer be regarded as public elementary schools, whether he will consider the advisability of providing that children educated in such contracted-out schools should not be debarred from the benefits of such higher elementary schools.
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Mr. TREVELYAN,) Yorkshire, W.R., Elland
In the event of the Education Bill becoming law it will be made clear in the Code that attendance for two years at an elementary school in receipt of grant will satisfy the requirement to which the hon. Member refers.