HC Deb 13 April 1937 vol 322 cc791-2
71. Mr. Haydn Jones

asked the President of the Board of Education what percentage of the total cost of a gymnasium is paid to a local education authority when part of such cost is provided by voluntary contributions?

The President of the Board of Education (Mr. Oliver Stanley)

In most cases the Board's grant would at present normally represent 50 per cent. of the authority's approved net expenditure. What ratio the Board's grant would bear to the total cost would clearly depend on the proportion of the voluntary contribution. In the case of secondary schools in receipt of direct grant from the Board, expenditure by a local education authority towards the cost of building does not rank for the Board's grant.

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