From a Special Correspondent At its annual general meeting last week it was obvious that the Bradford C.P.E.A, is taking immediate action on the advice Fr, Bernard Basset, S.J., tve when he urged the Association to prepare now for the General Election.
A tot of questions for discussion with candidates, which had already received the approval of Mgr. Poskitt, Bishop of Leeds, have been taken back to the parishes by the delegates. Meetings will be held in each parish to explain the questions, and a full panel of speakers is available.
One of the questions outlines the Scottish system and directly asks the candidate whether he would support a similar system in England. Another deals with the compulsory provision of fees and transport.
The attention of candidates is drawn to the fact that building costs are now 200 per cent. over 1938 costs and not 35 per cent. as envisaged when the 1944 Act was passed, and they will be asked if they are in favour of the proposal that voluntary bodies be expected to find only 50 per cent. on the basis of 35 per cent over 1938 costs.
An interesting question asks if the candidate agrees that, as the introduction of Catholic foreign workers is a State responsibility. grants should be made to the voluntary schools to meet the costs incurred with their children.
One of the candidates at the recent municipal election who was chairman of the Bradford Education Committee, says that he learnt a
lot from the questions. Mr. B. A. Harringion, the retiring secretary, was elected chairman. The new secretary is Miss M. Lever, of St. William's parish.