HC Deb 08 August 1911 vol 29 cc950-1

asked the President of the Board of Education when he proposes to transfer to the Welsh Department that portion of the Board's work in Wales that relates to technology and higher education in science and in art, including evening schools, as outlined in the Board's Report for the year 1906–7?

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

I hope to complete arrangements very soon for the transfer to the Welsh Department of the administration of those grants in respect of Wales which are at present administered by the Technical Branch of the Board of Education. The inspection of ordinary technical work, involving evening schools, in Wales is already carried out by the Welsh Department's Inspectors.


asked the President of the Board of Education what proportion of the grant of £325,000 advanced from the Development Fund to the Board of Education, in aid of the provision by county education authorities of agricultural education, he proposes to allocate to Wales?


No proportion of the Grant is allocated specifically to Wales, but applications received from local education authorities in England and Wales will be dealt with on precisely similar terms. I shall, of course, bear in mind the geographical peculiarities of Wales.