HC Deb 24 January 1940 vol 356 c587W
Sir W. Brass

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether, where a scheme for merging children for educational purposes from an evacuation area, such as London, with the children of the local reception area is approved by the Board of Education, the Board is prepared to enforce its decision if opposed by the teachers from the evacuation area?

Mr. Lindsay

The overriding considerations are the children's educational interests and general welfare, and where these are better served by merger than by preserving the identity of the evacuated school, the Board favour this course. There is, however, no question of the Board enforcing their decision in cases of this sort, since the organisation of the educational arrangements of evacuated children is a matter for determination by the local education authorities concerned.