§ Mr. CLOUGH
asked the President of the Board of Education whether there are 180 school places in three excellent classrooms at the Gisburn Road council school, Barnoldswick, which have been vacated by the transfer of infant scholars to the new infants' council school; whether the Board has decided to recognise or not to recognise those 180 school places for older scholars; and whether, in the event of the Board recognising those three class-rooms, the total accommodation at Barnoldswick will be for 1,729 instead of for 1,549?
On 17th November, 1911, the local education authority submitted plans of a proposal to add 180 places to1834W the accommodation of the mixed department of the school referred to. On 19th January the Board informed the authority that they would not be prepared to approve a single mixed department for as many as 540 children, and made some suggestions to the authority upon which their observations were invited. On 31st January, however, the authority asked for temporary recognition of the premises for 540 children, and the Board replied on 19th February that they were not prepared to sanction the proposal. No further communication on the matter has been received from the authority since the date of the last-mentioned letter, but the Board would, of course, be glad to consider any further proposal the authority desire to make.