46. Dr. DAVIES
asked the President of the Board of Education how many education authorities have applied for permission to enforce Section 23 of the Education Act, 1921, during each of the years since 1921; and how many of these requests have been approved each year?
§ Sir C. TREVELYAN
No record is kept of proposals submitted to the Board under Section 23 of the Education Act, 1921, and not approved. Proposals under this Section subsequently approved by the Board have been submitted by the following numbers of authorities during the last eight years: 6; 6; nil; 1; 11; 8; 7; 6. Arrangements usually remain in force for several years without further approval by the Board.
Does the President of the Board of Education think local authorities are taking full advantage of the provisions of this Act; and can he take some steps to draw their attention to the powers they have in dealing with the case of these children?