HC Deb 22 March 1922 vol 152 c485W

asked the Minister of Health whether he has received any protests against the new form of accounts prescribed to the local education authorities in December, 1921; whether he is prepared to postpone for the current year the use of this new form; and whether he will have copies of the form and the accompanying circular placed in the Vote Office for the information of Members of this House?


I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to the new form of annual statement which is required in consequence of the provisions of the Education Act, 1918, Local education authorities have been informed that the Board of Education will be prepared for the current year to accept returns if they are made as complete and accurate as existing accounts will permit, and to waive such of the details as cannot be readily given by any particular authority. I shall be happy to comply with the request contained in the last part of the question, and, if my hon. Friend wishes, to discuss the question with him generally.