§ Dr. D. Johnson
asked the Minister of Education if he is aware that children from council schools who pass their 11-plus allocation examination and proceed to independent grammar schools recognised by him cannot use the municipal schools dental and medical clinics to which as children of ratepayers they are entitled; and if he will take steps to end this practice.
§ Sir E. Boyle
No. Under Section 78(2) of the Education Act, 1944 (as142W amended by Section 4 of the Education Act 1953), a local education authority may make arrangements upon financial or other terms with a proprietor of a school which is not maintained by them to secure the medical and dental inspection and treatment of pupils at such schools. In the absence of formal arrangements under this Section, a local education authority is not bound to make facilities available for the attendance of such pupils at its clinics.