HC Deb 15 July 1914 vol 64 c1933W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether the Board of Education have any power to arrange for the provision of lectures on matters relating to public health; and, if so, under what Statute or Statutes?


The Board of Education does not itself in the usual course arrange for the provision of lectures. The duty of the Board under the Board of Education Act, 1899, is to superintend matters relating to education in England and Wales, and lectures on public health come within their cognisance only in so far as they are related to education. Grants are payable by the Board under their "Regulations for Technical Schools, Schools of Art, and other forms of provision of Further Education in England and Wales," in aid of suitably organised courses of instruction provided by local education authorities in accordance with their powers under the Education Act, 1902. Grants are also made in aid of medical schools, which in some cases provide lectures of the kind mentioned in the question.