§ MR. O'MALLEY (Galway, Connemara)
On behalf of the hon. Member for South Kerry, I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that an application has been made for the recognition of the Catholic school, Low Valley, Barnsley, as a public elementary school entitled to receive Government grants; whether he is aware that no opposition is made to this application by the lesser education authorities of Wombwell and of Darfield, in whose district Low Valley lies; and can he say whether this application has been granted.
§ MR. RUNCIMAN
The Board have been informed that it is proposed to provide in this district a new public elementary school for 120 Catholic children, and instructions for the publication of the notices required by Section 8 of the Education Act, 1902, have been sent to the promoters. I have not received any intimation as to whether the notices have been issued; or as to the views of the minor local authorities. No decision can be given until the expiration of the statutory period of notice.