§ 64. Mr. KING
asked the President of the Board of Education whether, in view of the disappointment to local education authorities by the failure of Parliament to pass the Education (No. 2) Bill, under which £100,000 would have been distributed in relief of the loan charges for building schools, this sum, which has been voted in the Estimates and included in the Appropriation Bill, can in any way be made available in relief of education rates during the current financial year?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Joseph Pease)
The money was placed at the Board's disposal conditionally on the passing of the Bill, which was directed to the establishment of a principle and clearing the way for a more substantial increase of relief. I ant not prepared to spend the money in a way which does not give effect to the intention of the Bill.