HC Deb 08 December 1955 vol 547 c91W
81. Mr. Alport

asked the Minister of Education what has been the effect of Circular 283 on the grants offered to village halls.

Sir D. Eccles

The grants offered for village halls in the first six months of the current financial year were about £132,000, of which £110,000 was in respect of 107 new halls, compared with £32,000 in the corresponding period last year, of which £24,000 was in respect of 36 new halls.