§ 51. Mr. MORGAN JONES
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that the Pembrokeshire Local Education Authority has decided that, as a result of Memorandum 44, it can do nothing to deal with the schools condemned by the Board of Education, and has decided to give up its plans for orthopœdic treatment and to cut down the supply of evening technical education and university tutorial classes, for which there was a remarkable increase of demand during the last winter; and whether, in view of this, he will withdraw the memorandum referred to?
§ Lord E. PERCY
My information does not coincide with that of the hon. Member. The authority's revised estimates for 1926–27, received on 8th February, make provision, amongst other things, for the replacement of the Charles Street Council School, Milford, increased expenditure on the treatment of orthopœdic cases, and an increase in the amount allotted for evening and technical classes.
§ Mr. H. WILLIAMS
On a point of Order. I would like to ask you, Mr. Speaker, if it is in Order for hon. Members to put down a large number of questions containing information which proves to be inaccurate?
§ Mr. SPEAKER
This gives me an opportunity of saying that I declined a number of questions rather similar to this on the ground that they appear to be merely giving an opinion. I think hon. Members should satisfy themselves, as far as is reasonably possible, as to the accuracy of the facts alleged in their questions.
§ Mr. SPEAKER
I am sure that is so, but hon. Members should be careful and, if possible, verify their information.