§ 40. Mr. HOARE
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he intends to proceed with the Education (No. 2) Bill in the event of there being any strong opposition to its proposals?
There has been nothing to indicate that there is any widespread opposition to the Bill, and I, therefore, hope there may be no difficulty in passing it this Session.
There are ways of doing it, but the way the Government has suggested, is the one which they recommend, and they think it is very important that it should be done in that form.
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
Are we to understand that the Grant given before, by the predecessor of the right hon. Gentleman under the Appropriation Bill by Supplementary Estimate, was wrong?
I think that that is really a subject matter of Debate. There was criticism made in regard to the other and I thought that the House on this occasion would prefer the way which I suggest.
I have already indicated that I cannot give relief to local education authorities in connection with elementary schools, except the matter is regularised in the way we suggest.