§ 89. Mr. Baldwin
asked the Minister of Education why he has issued instructions to county community councils that no further grants towards the erection of village halls will be granted at present; and whether he is aware that this decision is causing concern in the countryside 248W where many schemes are in an advanced stage and preliminary expenses have been incurred.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
Restrictions on building village halls and similar institutions were necessary because of the limited resources available. I am aware of the concern in the countryside and will be glad to ease the position as soon as I possibly can.