HC Deb 27 July 1922 vol 157 cc701-2W

asked the President of the Board of Education, whether he has received from the Surrey County Education Committee a request to purchase a site and to erect an elementary school in Langley Bottom, Epsom Downs, a place at present without educational facilities; whether he is aware that there are at that place 136 children of, or approaching, school age, and that these children at present have to be conveyed at a great expense along exposed hilly roads to a school at Ashstead; whether he has received strong representations from the Epsom Urban District Council, the local sanitary authority for the district, supporting the proposal on the grounds of its urgent necessity; and whether he will now give his sanction to the proposal so that the expense and inconvenience and delay of conveying the children during the coming winter may be avoided?


The facts, speaking generally, are as given in the question, except that, on the information before the Board, the number of children at present being conveyed to Ashstead is 64. The notices of the proposal necessary under Section 8 of the Education Act, 1902, were issued on 24th June last, and the Board's decision cannot be given until the statutory period of three months has expired, during which time an appeal may be made against the proposal.