HC Deb 03 July 1913 vol 54 c2185
52. Mr. KING

asked the President of the Board of Education whether 144 scholars from Chorley elementary schools are receiving cookery instruction at the Chorley secondary school, and that this arrangement was made as a temporary provision many years ago; and whether it is intended to utilise the erection of the new council school at Chorley for the provision of a cookery centre?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. J. A. Pease)

The facts are substantially as stated in the first part of the hon. Member's question, except that no time limit has been fixed by the Board to their recognition of the arrangements referred to. As I stated in my answer on 5th May, the plans of the new council's school show no rooms for cookery instruction.


In view of that arrangement, which is quite contrary to the right hon. Gentleman's own Regulations, will he not impress upon the local authorities the necessity for a proper cookery centre in connect ion with the school?


I will look further into the matter.