HC Deb 07 December 1911 vol 32 c1770W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether it is the duty and the practice of local education authorities, when forwarding plans relative to non-provided elementary schools for approval by the Board of Education, to express their consent to or dissent from such plans?


It is, I think, very desirable, and from an administrative point of view almost essential, that local education authorities should express their opinions on plans relating to voluntary schools when they transmit them to the Board of Education, and this is their almost universal practice. But I am not aware that it is legally obligatory upon the authorities to express their assent or dissent, or, indeed, to express any opinions.