HC Deb 13 March 1924 vol 170 c2544
72. Mr. WELLS

asked the President of the Board of Education whether the recommendation of the Departmental Committee of scholarships and free places in their Report issued in 1920, expressing the view that it was desirable that the financial responsibility of provision for free places should be transferred from these schools to the local education authorities, has been adopted; and, if not, is he prepared to adopt this recommendation?


As I informed the hon. Member for Mile End (Mr. Scurr), in reply to a question on the 21st February, I think the time has come for reconsidering the provisions which govern the award of free places. Regard will be had to the recommendations of the Departmental Committee, including the particular recommendation referred to by the hon. Member.