HC Deb 06 August 1872 vol 213 cc551-2

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to advise Her Majesty to signify Her Assent at the close of the present Session to the scheme prepared by the Endowed Schools Commissioners for the management of Greycoat Hospital; or whether, seeing that it affects the interests of the working people of Westminster, who have not fully considered its provisions, he will recommend delay until the commencement of next Session?


found from the best legal advice that there was practically no discretion with the Government in the matter. It was their duty to recommend Her Majesty to consent to the scheme of the Endowed Schools Commissioners, as there had been two months during which Petitions might have been presented to the Education Department, and the scheme had lain 40 days on the Table of the House. He was sorry to hear that any persons were dissatisfied with the Greycoat School Scheme, and could only state that the particular objection to which the hon, Gentleman alluded never came before, the Education Department during the time when they could have considered it; and, in fact, it had never come before them officially.