HC Deb 27 April 1950 vol 474 cc133-4W
137. Mr. Carson

asked the Minister of Education whether he is now considering giving any grant in aid to Roman Catholic schools; and whether he will make a statement on his policy towards denominational schools in general.

138. Mr. Moody

asked the Minister of Education if he will now give sympathetic consideration to an extra financial grant to non-provided schools, equivalent to meet the increase in building costs and maintenance since the last arrangement was made.

139. Mr. L. M. Lever

asked the Minister of Education if he is aware of the continued concern about the existing financial provisions relating to voluntary schools; and what steps he proposes to take to ease their burdens.

Mr. Tomlinson

Under the Education Acts the managers and governors of aided and special agreement schools can already get substantial financial assistance towards the alteration or replacement of existing voluntary school accommodation. Even so, I am aware that there are difficulties and I will make a statement as soon as possible about the discussions which are proceeding with representatives of the denominations.

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