53. Mr. T. THOMSON
asked the President of the Board of Education whether, having regard to the excessive burden of rates in industrial areas owing to trade depression at the present time, he can see his way to augment the special grant made to necessitous areas in the forthcoming year so that educational services shall not be seriously crippled in such districts?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Herbert Fisher)
I regret that I do not see my way to augment this grant.