§ MR. LEA
said, he wished to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, If he purposes to adhere to the year of waiting stated in the Elementary Education Bill, if it can be shown that the need of a school is urgent and its erection by voluntary effort practically impossible?
§ MR. W. E. FORSTER
said, in reply, that it would be impossible to answer the Question of the hon. Gentleman at the present time, as it involved the question whether the Government were prepared to accept an Amendment in the Education Bill. He was afraid he must postpone the consideration of the subject until the House heard in Committee the hon. Member's reasons in favour of an alteration in the clause and the reasons that might be given by the Government for maintaining the clause as it stood.