HC Deb 16 March 1925 vol 181 c1866W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he has received representations that the Education (Institution Children) Act, 1923, is not adequately meeting the contention of local authorities that the charge on a local education authority of the education of children recruited from outside its area, but boarded at an institution within its area, is unfair; and whether, in view of the feeling held on the subject, he will further investigate the matter with a view to additional legislation?


The Act was passed after a very full consultation with local education authorities, and embodied their suggestions. I think it has effectually removed the grave difficulties which it was designed to remedy. I have received representations to the effect that in some details its operation is not entirely satisfactory, but I do not think the time is yet ripe for a reconsideration of the subject.