HC Deb 04 July 1938 vol 338 c29
64. Mr. A. Jenkins

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether, as the incidence of child population in this country varies sufficiently to cause substantial differences in the education rates levied by the education authorities, he will take steps to adjust the grant formulae so as to get a greater measure of equity in the education rates levied by the local authorities?

Mr. Lindsay

The adjustment and equalisation of the various factors in the elementary grant formula are among the principal points now under discussion between representatives of the local education authorities and officers of the Board.

Mr. Jenkins

When will the hon. Gentleman be in a position to make a statement with regard to the position?

Mr. Lindsay

The matter is under consideration, and I would not like to give a specific date?