§ MR. ASHLEY
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education, what sums out of the £1,000,000 provided in the Education Bill it is estimated will fall to the share of Blackpool, Preston, Southport, and Blackburn respectively.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Mr. BIRRELL,) Bristol, N.
As I stated on the First Reading of the Bill, the Grant will be distributed in aid of the local education rate upon terms to be laid down hereafter in the Code. The general principle upon which the Board of Education will proceed in the ultimate distribution of the new grant will be to have regard both to the actual increase of local burden consequent upon the Bill, and to the existing amount of the education rate. I cannot at this stage attempt any estimate of the sums that will fall to the share of any individual authorities.