HC Deb 27 July 1933 vol 280 cc2766-7
42. Colonel GRETTON

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education if local education authorities have discretion in applying the principle of central schools in the areas under their control and are free to exercise discretion where local circumstances render the principle of central schools inadvisable, uneconomical, or otherwise inapplicable to any part of the area under their control?


The answer is in the affirmative. The Board of Education have not imposed any rigid rule in the matter. Each case is considered on its merits in the light of local circumstances.


Is it not a fact that this system of allowing exceptions to the general rules laid down by the Board of Education is causing educational anarchy all over the country?


No, that is not a fact.