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Elementary Education (School Caretakers' Houses)

Volume 65: debated on Friday 7 August 1914

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asked the President of the Board of Education, whether, considering that labourers' cottages can be built for £175 to £200 and that the Local Government Board are prepared to sanction loans up to £350 to £400 for school caretakers' houses, he will, in the interests of ratepayers, refuse to sanction plans-submitted by local educational authorities for such houses if estimated to cost more than £175 to £200?

The Board are endeavouring to secure economy in all matters relating to school buildings. I see no reason to restrict the discretion of local education authorities to the extent, suggested in the question.