HC Deb 24 July 1924 vol 176 c1500
28. Mr. P. HARRIS

asked the President of the Board of Education whether the Board is satisfied with the existing provision of trade schools in London; and whether he is considering any proposals for their increase; and, if so, what?


If the hon. Member means by "trade schools" the schools which give a full-time education in preparation for and prior to employment, I consider that the London County Council is better able than the Board to estimate the need for, and the prospects of success of, schools of this special character. The Board have recently received a proposal for a school of this type in connection with boot and shoe manufacture, and it is understood that proposals for additional schools in connection with other occupations may be formulated by the Council.


Is the right hon. Gentleman giving consideration to the importance of the development of new trade schools dealing with various industries, which are badly needed in a district of this character?


Yes, Sir.