§ 43. Mr. Logan
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether he can now state what progress has been made in regard to the provision under the Education Act, 1936, in connection with non-provided schools in Liverpool?
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education (Mr. Kenneth Lindsay)
I regret that I am not yet able to add to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member on 14th April.
§ Mr. Logan
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the suggestions from the education authorities in Liverpool mean council schools to meet the situation; and in view of the national compromise which has been arrived at, will he be willing after 1st May, when Liverpool has deliberated, to answer in this House in regard to the preparations that Liverpool is about to undertake?
§ Mr. Thurtle
Does the new Act leave it to the discretion of local authorities whether or not they will provide money for these non-provided schools?
§ Mr. Lindsay
I was asked whether it was in the hands of the local authorities, and that is so. The spirit of the Act is that they should work together.