HC Deb 13 March 1924 vol 170 c2576W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, with respect to the report on the Ramsgate non-provided elementary schools, he can state if the local education authority propose to replace the school which has been condemned as unfit; whether, in the event of the local authority failing to take such action, the Government grant will be withdrawn; whether he is aware of a proposal that St. George's School should be transferred into a higher tops school; that this particular school is wholly unsuitable for such a purpose and that the proposal would be detrimental to the existing secondary schools; and whether he will make inquiries into this matter?


I am not aware which school is referred to in the first part of the question. The Board now have under consideration proposals of the managers for remedying defects disclosed in the reports of His Majesty's inspector; and a decision will be taken as early as possible. I have received a proposal from the local education authority for Ramsgate regarding the provision of higher tops at St. George's School. In considering this proposal the Board will, of course, take into account all the circumstances of the case.