HC Deb 15 July 1918 vol 108 cc853-4

For the purpose of supplementing and reinforcing the instruction and social and physical training provided by the public system of education, and without prejudice to any other powers, a local education authority for the purposes of Part III, of the Education Act, 1902, as respects children attending public elementary schools, and a local education authority for the purposes of Part II. of that Act as respects other children and young persons or persons over the age of eighteen attending educational institutions, may, with the approval of the Board of Education, make arrangements to supply or maintain or aid the supply or maintenance of—

  1. (a) holiday or school camps, especially for young persons attending continuation schools;
  2. (b) centres and equipment for physical training, playing fields (other than the ordinary playgrounds of public elementary schools not provided by the local education authority), school baths, school swimming baths;
  3. (c) other facilities for social and physical training in the day or evening.

Amendment made: Leave out the word "or" ["or persons over the age"], and insert instead thereof the word "and."—[Mr. Fisher.]