HC Deb 10 April 1913 vol 51 c1347
39. Mr. ALDEN

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he has yet considered the advisability of allowing time spent on medical treatment, other than treatment in an oculist's surgery, to count for Grant; and, if so, whether he is yet able to state the special cases in which such allowance will be made?


The matter referred to is receiving my attention, but, whilst I admit there may be some loss of Grant in a few cases, may I point out that we give to local education authorities a substantial Grant for medical treatment, and local education authorities, under any approved schemes of treatment, earn a great deal more money than they lose through absences of children for medical attention.