§ Mr. A. SHORT
asked the President of the Board of Education how many works schools are at present undergoing inspection by local education authorities; where such schools are situated; the number of scholars in regular attendance; and the subjects taught in these schools?
§ Mr. FISHER
I presume that by "works schools" the hon. Member means schools attended by young persons between the ages of fourteen and eighteen, arid held at or in connection with the places of their employment? Where schools of this character receive Grants from the Board, they are inspected by the Board, but no special lists of them are kept. There are also a certain number of schools which have been. or are being established as continuation schools on a voluntary basis in advance of the appointed day under Section 10 of the Act of 1918. If they are working under the control and direction of the local education authority they are open to inspection by the local education authority. I am unable to make a statement in the form suggested by the hon. Member, but I will furnish him with such information as is available.