asked the President of the Board of Education whether the method of prescribing income limits for the receipt of maintenance allowances, under the Education (School Attendance) Bill, set out in Cmd. 3701, was considered by the Departmental Com- mittee over which Mr. E. G. Howarth presided; and, if so, what were the committee's recommendations in regard to it?
I understand that the method of prescribing income limits set out in the White Paper [Cmd. 3701] was among those considered by the Departmental Committee. This method is in use by the London County Council in connection with their existing arrangements for the award of maintenance allowances, and it formed the basis of a separate report by the representatives of that council on the Departmental Committee; but the report of the Committee itself shows that they preferred a more elaborate scheme.