§ 14. Mr. SHORT
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware of the shortage of elementary school accommodation in Wednesbury; that school children residing on the municipal estates, Wood Green area, have to walk long distances to school; and that the number of elementary school children has increased, though the accommodation is almost the same as existed in 1918; and whether he can state what financial assistance he can render to enable the Wednesbury Education Committee to provide additional school accommodation where needed?
§ Lord E. PERCY
I am aware of the shortage of school accommodation in the Wednesbury area. I have already drawn the authority's attention to the matter and invited them to confer with the officers of my Department. A conference will, I hope, take place very shortly. The authority's approved expenditure on the provision of additional accommodation will, of course, be taken into account in determining the Board's grant.