§ 35. Mr. DICKIE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether, in the event of his Department increasing the fees for evening classes, he will see that consideration is given to the case of those students whose parents find it difficult to pay the existing fees, particularly in the distressed areas?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Ramsbotham)
The Board have made no specific requirements for the revision by local education authorities of fees for evening classes. They have suggested that, authorities should review their arrangements with a view to making increases in appropriate cases, but they are fully alive to the inability of many part-time students to make increased payments, and they have no doubt, that local authorities will continue to discriminate between the various types of students and will make provision for the total or partial remission of fees where necessary.
§ Mr. DICKIE
Have the local authorities power to revise these fees in the event of their being increased?
§ Mr. RAMSBOTHAM
The local authorities have such discretion as they have had in the past to discriminate between the various types of students.