HC Deb 20 May 1943 vol 389 c1250W
Mr. Rostron Duckworth

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will define the attitude of his Department towards the establishment by education committees of residential schools in their respective areas?

Mr. Butler

I appreciate the advantages which boarding school education can offer. War-time restrictions necessarily limit the provision of new school accommodation, whether boarding or day, to the most urgent and immediate needs, but I hope to see, and intend to do all I can to encourage, a wider establishment of boarding and hostel facilities.

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