§ Mr. ROWNTREE
asked the President of the Board of Education if he can state the local education authorities which are not providing medical treatment for school children?
§ Mr. HERBERT FISHER
The following is a list of the thirty-nine local education authorities in England and Wales who, in 1917, did not submit schemes for sanction by the Board of Education under Section 12 (1) (b) of the Education (Administrative Provisions) Act, 1907, for medical treatment of school children:
Isle of Ely Kingston-on-Thames Herefordshire Morecambe Hertfordshire Mossley Middlesex Ossett Soke of Peterborough Penzance Staffordshire Pontefract Suffolk, East Pudsey Sussex, East Royal Leamington York (North Riding) Spa Carmarthenshire Stalybridge Canterbury Sutton Coldfield Dudley Carmarthen Gateshead Llanelly Great Yarmouth Coseley Rotherham Edmonton Barnstaple Farnworth Berwick-on-Tweed Felling Congleton Ince-in-Makerfield Glossop Oldbury Hornsey Spenborough
In 1916 the number of such authorities was forty-three. It must not be assumed that all these authorities, while themselves incurring no expenditure on treatment, make no arrangements which secure or aim at securing the treatment of defects by private practitioners or voluntary organisations.