§ Mr. Parker
asked the Minister of Education under what circumstances a special agreement school can be brought within the scope of Section 18 (3) (a) relating to the management of primary schools.
§ Mr. Butler
My hon. Friend will be aware that the provsiions with respect to grants for non-provided schools contained in Section 8 of the Education Act, 1936, applied not only to new schools for senior children, but also to increased accommodation for senior children in all-age schools. Under the terms of paragraph 11 (a) of the Third Schedule to the Education Act, 1944, an all-age school in respect of which proposals made under Section 8 of the Education Act, 1936, have been carried out before 1st April, 1945, is deemed to be a special agreement school. Since Section 114 (3) of the Education Act, 1944, provides that reference to primary schools shall be construed as including references to all-age schools, it was necessary to include the words "a special agreement school" in the Section to which my hon. Friend refers.