§ Dr. King
asked the Minister of Education whether she will obtain from all local education authorities information as to the number of children already being refused admission to infant schools before approving of any reduction in expenditure proposed by local education authorities in response to Circular 242.
§ Miss Horsbrugh
No. The Circular does not require authorities to submit to me their proposals for reducing their forecasts and makes it quite clear that I do not expect reductions to be made which would impair the essential fabric of the education service.