asked the Minister of Education how many free places have been granted for children at boarding schools by the Caernarvon local education authority under provision resulting from the recommendations of the Fleming Report; and how many applications for such places have been refused.
The local education authority for Caernarvonshire have no definite arrangements with particular boarding schools for the free admission of children from their area. Applications from parents for assistance to send their children to such schools are considered on their merits by a special subcommittee. I understand that awards made in recent years include one covering the whole cost, and seven covering part of the cost. About 10 applications have been refused.