HC Deb 19 July 1916 vol 84 c1022
74. Mr. KING

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will issue another circular asking that in the case of new school buildings, authorised before the War or required after the War, plans should now be submitted and approved by the Board, with a view to speedy completion after the War; and whether he will encourage such foresight on the part of local education authorities by a provision similar to that in Section 96 of the Education Act, 1870?


The Government are collecting information as to the probable extent of the demand upon the supply of labour and capital for necessary public works at the end of the War; and the Board of Education are about to consult local education authorities as to the amount of school building which will be required in the different areas and as to the relative urgency of particular cases. It would be premature to make any statement as to the advisability or possibility of the suggestion made in the latter part of the question which, as my hon. Friend will be aware, could not be put into effect without legislation.