Mr. T. THOMSON
asked the President of the Board of Education whether, in view of the excessive rates prevailing in many industrial areas, he can see his way to amend paragraph 6 of the Elementary Education (Substantive Grant) Regulations so as to reduce the prescribed amount to 30d. in order that the additional grant may be participated in by the highly-rated boroughs, which do not at present receive any benefit from this additional grant owing to the prescribed amount having been raised to its present excessive figure?
§ Mr. TREVELYAN
In the Draft Regulations for 1924–25 which have been issued, some of the restrictions reducing the amount of special grant payable under this Article are removed, but the Board do not propose to amend them so as to admit to the benefits of this Article areas where the rate is less than 42 pence in the £. The grants under this Article are intended for cases which are altogether exceptional.