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Divisional Administration Schemes

Volume 416: debated on Thursday 29 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Education whether the recently formed divisional executives have the right to submit their own proposals for meeting the immediate and prospective needs for their areas for the consideration of the local education authority before the plan of development is drafted, or must the divisional executives wait until the local education authority submits its own plan of development for the divisional executives approval or otherwise.

The answer depends upon the terms of the scheme of divisional administration concerned. If my hon. Friend has any particular case in mind, perhaps he will write to me about it. He will, however, appreciate that if a dispute arises on a question of this kind I have a quasi-judicial function to perform in determining it.