HC Deb 25 January 1945 vol 407 c956
33. Mr. Moelwyn Hughes

asked the Minister of Education when he proposes to issue regulations to the local education authorities indicating the basis upon which Government grants will be paid in respect of educational services from 1st April next, including the allocation of the special additional grants to poorer authorities, in view of the fact that local education authorities have now to prepare their estimates for their financial year 1945–46.

Mr. Butler

I appreciate the consideration referred to in the last part of my hon. and learned Friend's question. The regulations are in course of preparation and will be published at the earliest possible date next month.

Mr. Hughes

Does the right hon. Gentleman think that that will be time enough for the local authorities to prepare their budgets for the next financial year?

Mr. Butler

Yes, I have great faith in the expedition and vision of local authorities.

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