§ 37. Mr. McENTEE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether he will give the names of the 142 local education authorities which provide maintenance allowances for special-place children, and the scale of allowances of each authority?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Ramsbotham)
I will send the hon. Member a list, of the 142 local education authorities concerned. I regret that I cannot furnish him with the scales of allowances for each authority, since these vary according to the parental income, the number of children in the family, and, in some cases, the age of the pupil.
§ Mr. MORGAN JONES
Will the Parliamentary Secretary consider circulating this information in the OFFICIAL REPORT?
§ Mr. RAMSBOTHAM
The income scales of a single authority in some cases runs to three or four pages, and I do not think it would be possible to publish it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
Is it not the case that local authorities have a means test for granting maintenance allowances? Has not the London County Council a means test in granting these allowances?