HC Deb 29 April 1926 vol 194 cc2182-3

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, now that Circular 1371 has been withdrawn and Memorandum 44 superseded, he will indicate that there is no need for the Rotherham education authority to further delay proceedings with the erection of the buildings in connection with the open-air school which had necessarily to be suspended in consequence of the proposals contained in Circular 1371 and Memorandum 44?

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

In submitting their programme for 1927–30, which is now being examined, the authority intimated that they desired to initiate this proposal during the current financial year. The Board had not previously received any particulars of the scheme, and some of the particulars now furnished will require consideration. In view of this fact and of the substantial increase in the authority's expenditure on orthopædic and other medical services which the Board have approved for this year, I think this project will have to be postponed to the programme period.