HC Deb 31 March 1960 vol 620 c1488
14. Mr. Hayman

asked the Minister of Education which local education authorities refuse to make grants for school clothing.

Sir D. Eccles

My information is that 20 local education authorities do not make grants for distinctive school clothing: with permission, I will circulate a list in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Hayman

Will the Minister say whether other local authorities make grants for clothing and boots which are not distinctive?

Sir D. Eccles

They have the power to do so under Section 5 of the Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1948, and there is no reason why they should not exercise those powers.

Following is the list:

Durham. Warrington.
Isles of Scilly. West Hartlepool.
Barnsley. Anglesey.
Birmingham. Denbighshire
Burnley. Flintshire.
Darlington. Montgomeryshire.
Kingston upon Hull. Merioneth.
Sunderland. Pembrokeshire.
Tynemouth. Cardiganshire.
Walsall. Merthyr Tydfil