HC Deb 28 March 1922 vol 152 cc1159-60W

asked the President of the Board of Education what course the Board propose to adopt in the case of Part II authorities who are now exercising their powers under the Education (Choice of Employment) Act, 1910, when the existing schemes approved by the Board terminate on the 30th June, 1922, in accordance with Official Circular 1,233, in the event of new schemes consequent upon the issue of the Chelmsford Report not having been submitted to and approved by the Board by that date?


If an authority has passed a resolution indicating that it intends to exercise powers in accordance with Lord Chelmsford's Report, and if the circumstances are such as are indicated in the question, the Board will be prepared to give such reasonable extension to the approval of the existing scheme as will enable it to be replaced by a new one appropriate to the new conditions.