HC Deb 09 May 1944 vol 399 c1802
Mr. Butler

I beg to move, in page 6, line 19, after "shall," to insert: if it was then maintained by a former authority. As Clause 9, Sub-section (3), of the present Bill is at present drafted, the maintenance of certain non-local orphanage or charitable schools called public elementary schools would have been put on local education authorities as from 1st April, 1945. The object of this amendment is to exclude these schools from the operation of that Sub-section. It is open to the local education authority either to put any schools into or leave any schools out of a development plan, even local schools. I have a list here of such schools in the nature of orphanages or charities. I hope Members will agree to this Amendment as being reasonable.

Amendment agreed to.