HC Deb 11 November 1943 vol 393 cc1300-1W
Mr. Tinker

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware of the deep feeling on behalf of the voluntary schools at the limitation of the grant of 50 per cent. contained in the White Paper on Educational Reconstruction; and what further steps he is taking to get agreement that will give a measure of satisfaction to the voluntary schools?

Mr. Butler

Such representations as have been received in the sense indicated in the Question come mainly from one section of voluntary schools. I have received other indications that the proposal is a considerable advance on anything previously offered. The Government are in touch with denominational and other interests and are sparing no pains to reach a true understanding of the position.