§ Sir W. Jenkins
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether he is aware that the Barry Training College for Girls were informed that the third-year course in physical training could not be held unless a swimming bath is provided; and whether, in view of the depression in the county, he will secure a grant from the Physical Training Council or from any other source which will equip the college with the necessary facilities?
The Barry Training College have not been informed by the Board that a third-year course in physical training could not be held unless a swimming bath was provided. No proposal for a third-year course in physical training has been received by the Board.
As regards the second part of the question, the college is a full-time institution, recognised and in receipt of grant under the Board's regulations, and, as such, would be ineligible on the principle of the avoidance of duplication of Exchequer grants, for grant aid under the Physical Training and Recreation Act. As the hon. Member is no doubt aware, the object of the capital grants available under that Act is to secure the provision of new and extended facilities for those who are no longer in attendance at full-time schools and colleges.