HC Deb 10 December 1936 vol 318 cc2151-2
24. Mr. DAY

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, in view of the necessity for improved and increased accommodation in voluntary and non-provided schools, he will state what steps his Department are taking to assist such rebuilding and necessary alterations?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Oliver Stanley)

I would remind the hon. Member that the Education Act, 1936, empowers local education authorities to make grants to voluntary bodies of 50 per cent. to 75 per cent. of the cost of improving existing provision for senior children and of building new schools for such children. The expenditure of local education authorities in making such grants will be eligible for recognition for grant from the board on the same terms as expenditure upon council school buildings.


Can the Minister say whether he has had many applications for more assistance in this matter, and whether they have received attention?


Perhaps the hon. Member will give me notice of that question.