HC Deb 23 May 1871 vol 206 c1178

asked the Vice President of the Council, If the Educational Department have introduced a fourth and new limit into the Article 23 of Code 1870 as to Building Grants, viz., that the Building Grant is now regulated by the number of scholars that can be seated at the desks and not by the number of square feet in the area of the school?


said, in reply, that no fresh limit had been introduced into the Educational Code with regard to those grants, and they were given in the same way as they had hitherto been; nor had any fresh arrangement been made as to plans. It was now, as it had been before, the duty of the Department to see that no plan was accepted that did not provide sufficient accommodation, and the condition as to accommodation evidently required that there should be room for all children to sit at desk.