§ Major PRESCOTT
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he can state the total estimated cost of new schools, and additions and alterations to existing schools, proposed to be carried out by county and local education authorities during the present year; and whether he will take steps to expedite the execution of these works, in view of the large number of skilled unemployed workmen?
§ Mr. FISHER
I am not able to give the hon. Member the figures for which he asks. I am sure, however, that the local education authorities have every desire to expedite these works as much as it is practicable, in view of local conditions and the supply of material.