HC Deb 30 March 1950 vol 473 c541
12. Mr. A. J. Irvine

asked the Minister of Education whether he will give an estimate of the sum which at today's prices will have to be provided by the Roman Catholic community if the requirements of the development plan submitted by the local education authority for the City of Liverpool are to be fulfilled.

Mr. Tomlinson

I am considering a suggestion from the Roman Catholic hierarch), that an estimate of this kind should be prepared for the country as a whole. Any such estimate would, naturally, cover Liverpool.

Mr. Irvine

Although my right hon. Friend cannot give a figure at the moment, as I can understand, does he agree that an intolerable burden is being imposed and will he take every step that he can to alleviate it?

Mr. Tomlinson

That is another question.

15. Mr. Peter Thorneycroft

asked the Minister of Education whether he is aware that the Breconshire County Council have refused to make any payment towards the cost of transporting Roman Catholic children from Crickhowell to the Catholic school at Abergavenny; and whether he will now intervene in order that the Roman Catholic community at Crickhowell should not be penalised by reason of having their children educated at the school of their choice.

Mr. Tomlinson

I am aware of this refusal by the Breconshire County Council. I have been in communication with the authority on the subject for some considerable time, but I think that it will now soon be settled.