asked the President of the Board of Education whether he has been made aware that many local education authorities have been perplexed by the judgment of the House of Lords in the Swansea case; and whether, in view of the prevailing misconception of the issue decided in that case, he will issue to all local education authorities a circular letter pointing out that the court expressly held that differentiation in treatment between schools in the same area is perfectly legal if justified on adequate grounds?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Runciman)
I have received no communication on the subject from any local education authority except the authority immediately concerned. It does not, therefore, appear that any occasion has arisen for the issue of a circular to local education authorities.
Is it possible to obtain information otherwise than by direct communication when such perplexity and uncertainty does actually arise?