HC Deb 20 October 1949 vol 468 c733
15. Mrs. Leah Manning

asked the Minister of Education whether the fees paid by local education authorities to direct grant schools for free place scholars should include books, stationery, equipment and handicraft lessons.

Mr. Tomlinson

The approved tuition fees at direct grant schools should cover all the normal expenses of attendance at the schools, including books, stationery and equipment. They would cover handicraft lessons if these formed part of a school's ordinary curriculum.

Mrs. Manning

If I give my right hon. Friend an instance in which the managers of a school collect fees for such items, will he take action?

Mr. Tomlinson

I do not know, but I will certainly make inquiries.