Service Man's Daughter, East Sussex.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 5th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ian Orr-Ewing Mr Ian Orr-Ewing , Weston-Super-Mare

asked the President of the Board of Education what steps have been taken by the East Sussex education authority regarding the education of the daughter of a corporal of the Royal Air Force whose name has been sent him?

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

Under the arrangements provisionally adopted by the local education authority for applying their income scale in the case of serving soldiers, the child to whom my hon. Friend refers would be liable for full fees. I understand, however, that the authority are giving further consideration to the matter in the light of correspondence with my Department. I have already impressed upon the authority the urgency of the matter and I hope that a decision will be reached within the very near future.

Photo of Mr Ian Orr-Ewing Mr Ian Orr-Ewing , Weston-Super-Mare

While thanking my right hon. Friend for the information, may I ask if he can say whether this educational authority has acted in the same way as other education authorities in the matter?

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

I cannot comment upon the action taken, but I can assure my hon. Friend that the difficulties of the case have been urged upon the local education authority.