§ 51. Mr. W. BAKER
asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been called to the planetarium invented by the firm of Zeiss which has been erected by the Dusseldorf Corporation; and whether, as the firm declines to supply these structures to anyone proposing to make a profit, and having regard to educational possibilities and the poverty of educational authorities, he will consider the purchase for educational purposes of at least one example of this invention?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Duchess of Atholl)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, the Board of Education have, my right hon. Friend believes, no power under the Education Act, 1921, to make a purchase of this kind.