HC Deb 14 April 1921 vol 140 c1296
64. Lieut.-Colonel Sir J. NORTON-GRIFFITHS

asked the President of the Board of Education if his Department will get in touch with the various educational authorities controlling seaside schools with a view to the grounds of such schools being loaned for the encampment of scouts during the months of July and August when the schools are on holiday and closed?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Herbert Fisher)

The question of lending school premises for the use of boy scouts and similar juvenile organisations is a matter for the local education authorities and school governing bodies controlling the schools, and applications from the organisations desiring to use the premises should be addressed to them. I sympathise with the object which the hon. and gallant Member has in view, but I do not think the intervention of the Board is required.