§ 61. Mr. KING
asked the President to the Board of Education whether he is aware of the proposals now being made for continuation day schools, whereby children on quitting the elementary schools may be made more efficient citizens and workers; whether any estimate has been formed of the cost of the additional buildings required; what number of places will be required if continuation schools become general; what the average cost for each school place in such schools would be; and what the total cost of 236 buildings will be if proposals for continuation education for all are adopted?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. J. A. Pease)
I am aware that proposals have been made from time to time with regard to day continuation schools. The cost of the buildings would vary in accordance with the nature of the proposals, and it is not possible for me to give the hon. Member any figures.
§ Mr. C. BATHURST
In many cases, at any rate in the rural districts, will not the provision of buildings be quite unnecessary?