§ MR. F. S. POWELL
asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Whether his attention has been directed to a statement made by Mr. Parez, inspector of schools, in the Education Report, page 113—At Holme St. Cuthbert's the state of things seems hopeless; one member of the five having died, the four remaining members of the School Board are pitted two against two. The site once agreed to is now rejected by one party, consequently nothing can be done. The malcontent party have kept aloof, and not attended the meetings, so that a quorum cannot be made;and, whether the state of affairs so described still continues; and, if so, what steps have been taken, or are to be taken, in order to awaken the School Board of Holme St. Cuthbert's to a more active sense of their educational duties?
§ MR. W. E. FORSTER
, in reply, said, that the dead-lock described by Mr. Pares had been removed since the Report was written; several members of the board had resigned, and orders had been issued by the Education Department for new elections, which he hoped would result in the school board work being discharged more satisfactorily in the future.