HC Deb 10 July 1941 vol 373 c334W
Mr. Wilson

asked the President of the Board of Education the total number of proposals for new senior non-provided schools or enlargements of such schools sanctioned by the Board under the provisions of the Education Act, 1936, for building grants, specifying how many were in respect of Church of England, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Methodist and other schools during each of the last three years?

Mr. Ramsbotham

The following is the information desired: —

Proposals under the Education Act, 1936, for new senior non-provided schools, enlargements or adaptations, for which final plans have been approved.

1938. 1939. 1940&1941.
Church of England 7 35
Roman Catholic 4 24
Methodist 1
Undenominational (Quaker) 1
12 60

Of these 72 proposals only 37 have materialised, as the war made the completion of the remainder within the time limits prescribed by the Act, or the raising of the necessary funds by the promoters, impossible.