HC Deb 19 February 1919 vol 112 c969W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will consider, with a view of securing co-ordination and continuity in education, the propriety of introducing a Bill for the purpose of giving complete autonomy in regard to elementary and higher education to all urban district councils and non-county borough councils in cases where such councils are in a position satisfactorily to assume full responsibility for the satisfactory discharge of all matters relating to elementary and higher education?


The position of urban district councils and non-county boroughs was fully considered in connection with the Education Bill of 1918, which passed into law last Session. I do not propose to introduce a measure for the amendment of the Act in the manner suggested.