29. Mr. L'ESTRANGE MALONE
asked the President of the Board of Education if he will say when he will make a statement to the House concerning the progress of the education scheme foreshadowed by the Education Act, 1918?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Fisher)
I am afraid that I am unable to say when I shall have an opportunity of making a statement in the House. I should myself welcome a discussion of educational matters at the earliest possible moment, but I understand that in the present state of public business it may be difficult to find time for it. I may mention that schemes or instalments of schemes under 767 the Education Act, 1918, have been formally submitted to the Board by 37 of the 318 local education authorities in England and Wales (10 county councils, 9 county borough councils, and 18 borough and urban district councils). Of these, two have been approved by the Board, and the remainder are under consideration.