HC Deb 19 August 1919 vol 119 cc2159-60W
Sir J. D. REES

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, notwithstanding the condition of the finances of the country, further funds are to be expended in educating Serbian youths in the United Kingdom; and whether the House will have an opportunity of reconsidering its vote for the abolition of school fees during the Debate upon the Education Act of 1918?


The Grant to the Serbian Relief Fund which has been promised for this purpose and is borne on the Treasury Estimates, is limited to three years from the let July 1918. I am not aware of any proposal that further sums should be provided in addition to this Grant. I do not propose to initiate legislation to amend Section 26 of the Education Act, 1918, in the direction suggested in the second part of the question.

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