Boarding Expenses

Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons on 15th October 1942.

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Photo of Mr Kenneth Lindsay Mr Kenneth Lindsay , Kilmarnock

asked the President of the Board of Education whether it is permissible for his Department to contribute to boarding allowances in respect of scholars at independent or grant-aided schools?

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

No provision is made for any direct payment by the Board to cover boarding fees of pupils at secondary schools. The Board have power to pay grant on expenditure by local education authorities on the boarding expenses, but such grant is only paid where the pupil is outside the reach of a day secondary school.

Photo of Mr Kenneth Lindsay Mr Kenneth Lindsay , Kilmarnock

Will my right hon. Friend, irrespective of what Committees are to report titer the war, encourage these experiments where boys from secondary schools are evacuated?

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

I am all in favour of new experiments of this kind.