asked the Minister of Education what is the meaning and purpose of Statutory Rule and Order No. 424 of 1946.
§ Miss Wilkinson:
Section 100 (1) (b) of the Education Act, 1944, under which these regulations were made provides as follows:
The Minister shall by Regulations make provision for the payment by him to persons other than local education authorities of grants in respect of expenditure incurred or to be incurred for the purposes of educational services provided by them or on their behalf or under their management or for the purposes of educational research.
The purpose of the regulations is to define the nature of the services which may be aided and the conditions under which grant may be paid in accordance with this Section of the Act. Examples of the bodies which have already received grant under these regulations are the Nursery Schools Association, the committee which organises the exchange of teachers with America and the National Foundation for Educational Research.