HC Deb 06 October 1931 vol 257 cc989-90W

asked the President of the Board of Education how many schools have been sanctioned by the Board since 1st January, 1931; how many have been started for erection; and how many have been suspended or cancelled since 31st July?


Since 1st January last the Board have given final approval to proposals by local education authorities for the provision of 224 new schools of all types; but I am unable to say in how many cases the work has actually begun. Authorities have recently been asked to reconsider, in the light of present circumstances, all proposals to which they were not already contractually committed; but my right hon. Friend is not yet in a position to say what will be the result of such reconsideration.

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