MR. GRANT DUFF
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether a Royal Commission is about to be issued to inquire into all those Endowed Schools which were not inquired into by the last two Education Commissions?
§ SIR GEORGE GREY
, in reply, said, an application was recently made to his noble Friend at the head of the Government for issuing a Commission with a view of inquiry into the state of those schools in which the children of the middle classes were principally educated, which were not included within the scope of the Commission for inquiry into the higher-class schools, nor within that of the Commission to inquire into the state of the ordinary schools for the lower class, which were supported by Parliamentary Grants. The Government thought it would be very useful that such an inquiry should take place, and a Commission would shortly be issued.