44 and 49. Dr. VERNON DAVIES
asked the President of the Board of Education (1) if he has fixed the scale for the varying maintenance grants for school children between 14 years and 15 years, according to the means of the parents and what will be the highest income limit for which a maintenance grant will he payable;
(2) if maintenance grants for school children at 14 years of age will be at the same rate for boys and girls, or will a sex distinction be made?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Sir Charles Trevelyan)
I will answer these two questions together by referring the hon. Member again to the answer which I gave him on 23rd January.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the answer he gave me was no answer at all, and, if he is not in a position to give an answer, will he explain to the House how he arrives at an estimate of £5,500,000?
§ Mr. BEAUMONT
Can the right hon. Gentleman give us any information as to when he will let us know in regard to this most important matter?
§ Sir C. TREVELYAN
I shall be glad to let hon. Members know when the Committee which is considering the matter has reported.