HC Deb 20 April 1910 vol 16 cc2088-9

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will modify or postpone the requirement of the Board as to the minimum floor space per child in public elementary schools in country towns and in rural places?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Runciman)

I am unable to draw the distinction suggested. I am not aware of any reason why children and teachers in country towns and in rural places should be deprived of the advantages we seek to secure for children and teachers in other localities.


Can the right hon. Gentleman inform me what the additional burden on the local authority will be as a result of this inquiry?


I do not think that that arises out of this answer.