HC Deb 16 December 1949 vol 470 c347W
Commander Pursey

asked the Minister of Education the amount of the grants made by his department to the British Legion Home, Elsworthy Road, Hampstead, for maladjusted children; the number of children so aided; whether they are receiving full-time education; and why they are not being educated by their respective local education authorities.

Mr. Tomlinson

Expenditure incurred by local education authorities in maintaining children at this home is eligible for grant from my Department, but I do not make any direct grants to it. The seven children in the home, for six of whom local education authorities are financially responsible, attend a county school maintained by the London County Council. The children have been placed in a boarding home because they need special educational treatment which they could not get if they remained in their own homes.