§ 78. Mr. W. B. TAYLOR
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will extend the free places in secondary schools to 60 per cent.?
§ Mr. MORGAN JONES
My right hon. Friend does not at present propose to increase the present normal maximum limit of 50 per cent. for free places in secondary schools. Applications from individual authorities or schools for permission to award free places in excess of this maximum are considered on their merits.
§ Mrs. MANNING
Is the hon. Member aware of the great amount of disappointment that exists among working-class parents this year owing to the fact that there is an abnormal number of children of 11 years of age?
§ Mr. BUCHANAN
In view of the fact that in Scotland the educational system practically grants every seat free in the secondary schools, will the hon. Member take an example from Scotland?