§ Mr. GLEDHILL
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will give the latest available figures showing the total number of secondary places available for boys and girls, separately, for Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, York, Leeds, Hull, and Sheffield; also the percentage of special places awarded in each of these cases?
On 1st October, 1935, the number of boys and girls in grantaided secondary schools in the areas named, and the percentages of those pupils who were receiving remission of fee (either in whole or in part) were:
fullest possible consideration to the needs of areas suffering from prolonged and severe unemployment when direct orders for materials are being placed; and will this be done in the case of contracts for building in Wales where all such materials are produced locally?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, but as regards the second part, building materials are usually purchased by the building contractors and are not obtained under direct orders placed by the Department. The contractors would naturally consider all local sources of supply.