HC Deb 19 July 1923 vol 166 cc2519-20W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that, owing to his Department having imposed the condition that the number of free places awarded in any particular school must not exceed the percentage awarded in 1921–22, the number of children who have been awarded junior county scholarships to enable them to attend secondary schools has, so far as the Plumstead Secondary School is concerned, been limited to 17, although there is accommodation for a larger number; that, in consequence of this rule, children of tender years in the Plumstead district have either to travel to a secondary school in another part of London or sacrifice their awards; and whether, in consequence of the danger and hardship that this involves, he will have this rule abolished or amended?


I am in communication with the London County Council on the subject, and will let the hon. Member know the result.