HC Deb 04 July 1918 vol 107 c1876W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether a school of art providing a course of general education combined with a more specialised course preparatory to further training for a specific trade will be deemed to satisfy the provision of Clause 10 of the Education Bill; and, if so, whether a school of art will be regarded as fulfilling the functions of a continuation school for providing a course of general and special education with an ultimate view to specific trades?


The relation of continuation schools to existing institutions for higher education is a matter to be dealt with by local education authorities in the scheme for higher education and for continuation schools to be submitted by them under Clauses 1 and 3 of the Bill. It would be premature to attempt any general statement as to the position which may be occupied by schools of art in such schemes, but I have no doubt that the possibility of such arrangements as are suggested in the question will receive careful consideration by the authorities.