HC Deb 26 April 1926 vol 194 c1658

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that the Medway Education Authority (Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham) have decided to postpone the provision of schools for defective children; and, in view of recent Circulars issued by the Board urging the provision of special schools in areas where none at present exist, what action he proposes to take?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Lord Eustace Percy)

I was informed last year by the Rochester Authority that they contemplated the provision of a school for mentally defective children in conjunction with the neighbouring authorities, and I have received no intimation from them that the proposal is to be postponed.


May I take it that the Noble Lord, when he receives the information that this proposal has been postponed, will press upon the local authority the urgency of making provision for these children?


That is a hypothetical question.