HC Deb 26 April 1926 vol 194 cc1658-9
61. Mr. G. HALL

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, as he has ordered the local education authority of Barry to reduce its estimates, he will state in what respect he considers them to be excessive; and what response the authority has given to his orders?


I have asked this authority, whose expenditure in terms of cost per child was the highest in England and Wales in 1924–25, and whose revised estimates for 1926–27 show a further increase, to reconsider their estimates, and I have drawn their attention particularly to their expenditure on teachers' salaries which is the second highest in England and Wales. I am now awaiting their reply to my letter.