HC Deb 02 June 1938 vol 336 cc2216-7
36. Sir Percy Harris

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education how many appeals under Section 18 (1) of the Education Act, 1921, have been received against proposed non-provided senior elementary schools to be erected in England and Wales under the provisions of the Education Act, 1936; in how many of these have public inquiries been held; in how many have decisions been given already by the Board of Education; in how many decided cases have the appeals been rejected; in how many cases have decisions been given without holding a public inquiry; and whether it is intended to accelerate the holding of public inquiries in order to ensure the required accommodation for senior scholars at the appointed day?

Mr. Lindsay

I would refer the hon. Member to the answers given on 30th May to the hon. Member for Shoreditch (Mr. Thurtle) and the hon. Member for South Shields (Mr. Ede), copies of which I am sending him.

Sir P. Harris

Is the Parliamentary Secretary satisfied that no needless delay is taking place in finding the necessary accommodation to be ready by the appointed day for senior schools?

Mr. Lindsay

I do not know that any delay has taken place at the Board.