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London Non-Provided Schools

Volume 180: debated on Thursday 8 August 1907

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To ask the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that with regard to very many non-provided schools the London County Council has authorised the indefinite postponement of many structural improvements which were decided by the Council, after careful survey, to be necessary, and against the reasonableness and necessity of which no appeal has been made by the managers to the Board of Education; and whether he will direct the inspectors of the Board of Education to pay special attention to the structural condition of these schools. (Answered by Mr. McKenna.) No, Sir, my attention has not been drawn to the matter in question, and I have no information as to what schools are referred to. It is one of the duties of His Majesty's inspectors to pay attention to the structural condition of all schools inspected by them and to report to the Board as to the particular cases where repairs or improvements are required.