§ MR. PLUMMER (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, in view of the powers to erect and maintain pupil teachers' centres, which will be conferred upon the new educational authorities under the Education Bill, he will undertake to sanction, under the Local Authorities (Expenses) Act, 1887, any expenditure of School Boards necessary to complete pupil teachers' centres already in course of erection.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. WALTER LONG, Bristol, S.)
I shall be prepared to entertain favourably any applications which may be made to me to sanction expenditure incurred by School Boards for the purpose referred to in the Question. It must be understood that the sanction 964 will only remove any difficulty on the part of the auditor in allowing the expenditure, and that I could not promise to give any sanction in respect of works undertaken since the recent decision of the court of appeal.