§ 82. Sir J. BUTCHER
asked the President of the Board of Education whether, having regard to the greatly increased cost of tuition and boarding in secondary schools, the Board will consider favourably all reasonable proposals by the governing bodies of these schools for increasing the fees, with a view to meeting the increased cost?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr.Herbert Lewis)
The Board have always been ready to consider favourably proposals for a moderate increase in boarding fees to meet the increased cost. The question of tuition fees stands on a somewhat different footing. Each case must be considered on its merits, and the Board recognise that a good case may be made out for a moderate increase of tuition fees, particularly where adequate provision is made to meet the needs of children of parents who have small means.
§ Sir J. BUTCHER
Is my right hon. Friend aware that his Department has recently refused a most reasonable request from the county council of the East Riding of Yorkshire on this very subject?