§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND (Clare, E.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether schools which shall be given extended facilities, and the owners of which are to receive no rent, will be maintained and kept in repair by the Education Department; and, if so, what the term"other payment" refers to in the Amendment which was carried in regard to the question of rent.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Mr. BIRRELL, Bristol, N.)
The responsibility will rest with the local education authority, not with the Board. The term"other payment" is inserted to cover the possible case of extended facilities being afforded in respect of a schoolhouse which is purchased by a local education authority and is in consequence the schoolhouse of a transferred voluntary school as defined by Clause 13 of the Bill.
§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND
asked whether the right hon. Gentleman was aware that there was a widespread feeling of the injustice of this proposal to pay no rent for these schools, and whether on report he would reconsider this question.