§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Pease)
There are seven residential hospitals or sanatoria, providing accommodation for 451 children, which are certified by the Board of Education and receive Grants under the Education (Defective and Epileptic Children) Act, 1899. These hospitals provide almost exclusively for the treatment of children suffering from surgical tuberculosis. There are nine non-residential open-air schools certified and receiving Grants under the Act referred to, which make provision for 810 children, of whom the majority are tuberculous. All the open-air schools and five out of the seven hospitals or sanatoria are provided by local education authorities.