HC Deb 16 June 1913 vol 54 c54W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will suggest to the education committee of the county of Cumberland that the time has now come when they should compel the children resident in Lagburthwaite to attend the school at St. John's-in-theVale, where there is ample accommodation, and is only one and a half to two miles distant from their houses?


I am not prepared to adopt the course suggested by the hon. Member, as I am urging on the local education authority the desirability of providing temporary school accommodation at Legburthwaite. The hon. Member's statement as to the distance from the homes of the Legburthwaite children to the school at St. John's-in-the-Vale does not agree with statements made to the Board by residents in the locality.