HC Deb 23 March 1910 vol 15 c1140W

asked the President of the Board of Education what reason exists why his departmental statistics of schools closed for non-compliance with requirements should not discriminate between requirements of the Board of Education and requirements of local education authorities; and whether he will direct that statistics should in future separate those classes of cases?


The closure of voluntary schools may result from a variety of causes, and is not necessarily brought about by compulsion. In so far as it is compulsory, it is in practice impossible to draw a distinction between requirements originating with the Board of Education and those which originate with the local education authority.