§ Sir E. Makins
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works what representations he has received from parochial church councils protesting against the present system of the Ministry in requisitioning school railings; and whether he will consider amending this policy, in view of the alleged danger to school children by their removal.
§ Mr. Hicks
So far as I am aware only one parochial church council has made representations to the Ministry. It was agreed with the Board of Education in December, 1941, that railings would not be removed where this would cause danger to school children and that, where necessary, local education authorities could call on His Majesty's Inspector of Schools to advise. This arrangement has worked well and the Ministry has been guided generally by His Majesty's Inspectors' advice.