§ 13. Mr. KING
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware of the difficulties experienced both in rural and urban districts by teachers and caretakers of schools in obtaining proper housing accommodation; whether the Board authorises loans for houses connected with schools; and whether any limits as to cost and accommodation are imposed upon local education authorities wishing to provide houses for teachers and others?
§ The PRESIDENT Of the BOARD Of EDUCATION (Mr. J. A. Pease)
The Board are aware that in some rural districts teachers find much difficulty in obtaining houses or lodgings. The Local Government Board are prepared to sanction loans for the building of teachers' and caretakers' houses by local education authorities. With regard to accommodation, no limit has been prescribed. With regard to cost, I understand that the Local Government Board have not had occasion to fix a limit in the case of proposals made by local education authorities for teachers' houses. For a caretaker's house they have intimated that they consider that from £350 to £400 should be sufficient.