HC Deb 10 July 1919 vol 117 c2051W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, having regard to the assistance which voluntary associations are able and willing to give in bringing the Education Act, 1918, into effective operation, and to the importance of enabling them to give such assistance, a statement can be made as to the sums by way of Grant which voluntary associations will receive in the event of their providing continued education approved by the local education authority and the Board of Education in institutions not provided by the local education authority?


The question of the best arrangements for financing continuation schools under the Act of 1918 is under consideration, but I am not in a position to make a statement on the subject at present. Generally speaking, I am disposed to think that the best policy to pursue is that of financing voluntary continuation schools, which the Act places under the direction and control of local education authorities, through the local education authorities.