HC Deb 22 April 1913 vol 52 cc235-6
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 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.


In many cases, at any rate in the rural districts, will not the provision of buildings be quite unnecessary?


The answer is the same as that which I have just given to the hon. Member for Somerset. The provision must vary very much in different cases.