HC Deb 06 March 1924 vol 170 cc1593-4

asked the President of the Board of Education whether the Board will allow attendances at performances of Shakespeare plays to rank for grant on the 50 per cent. basis if organised by the London County Council and other education authorities?


The Board are now prepared to recognise for grant at the appropriate rate any reasonable expenditure for the purpose indicated by the hon. Member which it is within the legal competence of authorities to incur.

Lieut.-Colonel JAMES

Will the Board of Education recommend a similar grant for children who also want to go to theatrical performances, are not pupils of these schools, and cannot afford to?