HC Deb 02 April 1913 vol 51 c387
105. Mr. KING

asked the President of the Board of Education whether the instructions as to the transfer of schools have provided for the past forty years that the transfer must provide for a sufficient use of the building to enable the local education authority to carry on a public elementary school subject to Sections 7 and 14 of the Act of 1870, the school being managed in every respect as the local authority see fit, and that any use of the building by the trustees or managers during any reserved times must not be specified in the arrangement for transfer; whether these instructions have been acted upon; whether they have been varied recently; and whether it is proposed to vary them?


The answers to the first and second questions are in the affirmative, and to the third and fourth in the negative. There has been no departure from principle, but without making a very close search through all the transfers which have taken place it is impossible to say that, in some cases, a small modification may not have been made in the ordinary form of transfer. I believe that in all cases where modifications have been assented to they have been made at the request of both parties to the agreement.