HC Deb 10 May 1928 vol 217 c394
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?


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.