§ 25. Sir WILLIAM JENKINS
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education if he will consider the advisability of assisting distressed areas like Glamorgan by increasing the grant for the conveyance of children to school up to 50 per cent.?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Ramsbotham)
Provision is already made in the Elementary Education Grant Regulations for the payment of additional grant to necessitous areas. The Glamorgan local education authority received in 1932–33 more than £47,000 in respect of this extra grant, and the total grants paid to them amounted to more than 57 per cent. of their expenditure on elementary education. My Noble Friend is not in a position to consider any proposal for the alteration of the existing grant formula which would involve an increased charge on the Exchequer.