HC Deb 10 February 1944 vol 396 cc1877-8
10. Viscount Suirdale

asked the President of the Board of Education to which local authorities, other than those of counties and county boroughs, is it intended that Section 5 of Part I of Schedule 1 of the Education Bill shall apply.

Mr. Butler

Paragraph 5 of Part I of the 1st Schedule would enable a joint education board to be set up for the boroughs of Peterborough and Cambridge and one or more of the adjoining areas. My noble Friend will understand that the Minister is precluded from making an order establishing a joint board except after a local inquiry, unless the councils concerned consent to the making of the order.