Paragraph 3 of Circular 1413 of the Board of Education is concerned only with grants in respect of the educational service. I see nothing in its terms which is at variance with the penultimate paragraph of Circular 1222.
§ Mr. EDE
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman, as one who has had great experience on a large local government authority, whether it will be possible to make a different scale of reduction in the education department of a city or county and not to make the same reductions in the highways and other departments of the city or county?
I do not think I am called upon to express an opinion. Local authorities will have to make such arrangements as they think fit.