§ 97. Mr. KEIR HARDIE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has received a copy of a resolution of the Mountain Ash education committee to the effect that they most strongly protest against the reduction of the necessitous areas Grant by some 20 per cent. without reasonable notice and after the education committee's estimates for the year have been completed, and claim that three-quarters of the excess of a rate of 1s. 6d. in the £ should be met absolutely by the Government as at first promised, without the limitations since imposed, which fall with most weight on the shoulders least able to bear them; and whether he intends to include in the Budget the sum necessary to enable the Education Department to carry out its promise to necessitous school areas to make good three-quarters of any excess in the education rate over 1s. 6d. in the £?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
The resolution referred to has been received. As I stated on the 17th instant, the whole subject is under consideration.