§ 27. Mr. CHORLTON
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether any steps are being taken to compensate in some way those non-provided schools which, owing to a serious fall in attendance, will suffer hardship from the reduction of grant from the movement of the population due to slum clearance?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Ramsbotham)
The managers of non-provided schools receive no grant from the Board of Education. The cost of maintenance of these schools falls upon the local education authorities, and the grant payable to any authority in respect of elementary education is based upon the whole of the authority's service, and is not calcuated separately for each school.
§ Mr. CHORLTON
Does not the amount paid to the local authority reach the non-provided schools in the end?
§ Mr. RAMSBOTHAM
I understood that the hon. Member's question referred to grants paid to local authorities in respect of maintenance—for instance, for salaries.