§ 18. Mr. MORGAN
asked the President of the Board of Education how many private schools have been inspected by representatives of local education authorities during the past 12 months, and how many such schools have been found to be inefficient?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Oliver Stanley)
The information asked for is not available in my Department.
§ 19. Mr. MORGAN
asked the President of the Board of Education how many private schools have asked for a visit from a representative of the board during the past 12 months and how many such schools have been certified as efficient?
§ Mr. STANLEY
During the year ended 30th June, 1935, 17 private schools were declared open to the board's inspection under Section 147 of the Education Act, 1921, and in all these cases a satisfactory report was issued. During the same period 73 private schools applied for recognition as efficient, and of these 21 were so recognised. The remaining cases are either under consideration or are awaiting inspection.
§ Sir P. HARRIS
Is not the trouble with the present system that the efficient schools ask for inspection, while the inefficient schools do not ask for inspection, 1988 and therefore escape coming under the supervision of the Board of Education?
§ Mr. STANLEY
The hon. Gentleman will realise that the inspection referred to in the second part of the answer carries no legal sanctions.