§ 137. Mr. Carson
asked the Minister of Education whether he is now considering giving any grant in aid to Roman Catholic schools; and whether he will make a statement on his policy towards denominational schools in general.
§ 139. Mr. L. M. Lever
asked the Minister of Education if he is aware of the continued concern about the existing 134W financial provisions relating to voluntary schools; and what steps he proposes to take to ease their burdens.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
Under the Education Acts the managers and governors of aided and special agreement schools can already get substantial financial assistance towards the alteration or replacement of existing voluntary school accommodation. Even so, I am aware that there are difficulties and I will make a statement as soon as possible about the discussions which are proceeding with representatives of the denominations.