HC Deb 17 January 1945 vol 407 c195W
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.