Mr. Harold Macmillan, who was Minister Resident in Allied H.Q., North Africa, from 1942 1945, and then Secretary of State for Air, is in favour of some immediate administrative help to church schools. facing the burdens of the 1944 Act.
At a meeting at Bromley, Kent, where he was adopted as Conservative candidate Mr. Macmillan said : " I believe at least a temporary breathing space could be found— first, if the rather extravagant standards demanded could be simplified; and, secondly, if the present procedure by which managers are asked to say that they arc ' able and willing ' to meet the costs of new schools could be modified."
Mr. Macmillan when approached by a CATHOLIC HERALD reporter with the point that administrative action is not enough, an amending act is necessary, refused to be drawn.
" I cannot add to my statement at present," he said, " though I may have more to say later on in the Election campaign."