§ SIR LAWRENCE PALK
said, he would beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education, What is the amount of the money grants given in aid of the building of Schools in England and Wales in the years 1863, 1864, 1865, and 1866; if Messrs. Clutton, surveyors, received a percentage on the amount granted; and, whether the payments made to them were in full, and if not, what is now the balance due to them?
§ LORD ROBERT MONTAGU
said, that the building grants in England and Wales made by the Education Department were—in 1863, £38,900; in 1864, £27,329; in 1865, £17,759; and in 1866, £23,250. The Messrs. Clutton were not officially known to the Department, as they never had any account with them, nor had they ever transacted any business for the Department. They were well-known surveyors, and had, he believed, been employed by other Departments.