HC Deb 01 November 1939 vol 352 c1957W
Mr. Harvey

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether his attention has been called to the decision of the York Education Authority, which is in a neutral area, to cut down all evening classes by 50 per cent.; whether this decision is in conformity with the policy of the Board; and whether there have been any communications on the subject between the Board and the local education authority?

Mr. Lindsay

The Board have not had any communication with the York local education authority on this subject, but I understand that it has been decided to open three of the six Junior Evening Institutes and that students have now been enrolled for the Senior Evening Classes. The declared policy of the Board is to encourage the provision of evening classes wherever possible, and I trust that the demand for evening instruction at York will be found to justify the reopening of the other three Institutes in the near future.