Mr. T. THOMSON
asked the President of the Board of Education if, when framing the Substantive Grants Regulations for 1925–26, he will show greater regard than in recent years for the claims of highly-rated education areas and so reduce the prescribed amount and increase the prescribed proportion as to benefit a larger number of necessitous school areas than in the years 1923 to 1925?
§ Lord E. PERCY
The matter has been considered in connection with the Regulations which I hope to issue shortly; but, as at present advised, I do not propose to enlarge the scope of the grant in the manner suggested by the hon. Member.