§ Captain MORRISON-BELL
asked the President of the Board of Education whether, before issuing Circular 709, he had received any estimate from the local education authorities throughout the country as to the number of additional teachers who would be required in consequence of the arrangement of the staffing of elementary schools contemplated by such circular, and the additional cost involved thereby.
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
It appeared more convenient that the Board should issue their circular after consideration of their own approximate estimates of the financial effect, and defer an examination of any estimates made by a local education authority to a later stage. One object of issuing the circular in advance of the code was to allow ample time to local education authorities to consider the situation and make estimates, which I shall be glad to receive.