HC Deb 31 March 1873 vol 215 cc348-9

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether, if the Time Table, which the Inspector sees at his annual visit, shows what extra subject is intended to be taught, the six months' notice required by the New Code, 1873, page 32, will be satisfied; or, whether in all cases an outline of the course of instruction similar to those suggested in the Fourth Schedule must be sent to the Inspector six months before the annual examination?


in reply, said, that the requirements of the Code would be satisfied if the Time Table, and the outline of the course of instruction were shown to the Inspector.


asked, If it is true that the Education Department has decided that united school districts formed under Clauses 40, 41, and 43 of the Education Act of 1870 are not entitled to the formation in them of School Boards without inquiry upon application, as provided in Clause 12, sub-sec. (1); and, if so, how this decision can be reconciled with the following words, which occurr in Sec. 40:— A united school district shall, for all the purposes of this Act, be deemed to be a school district, and shall throughout this Act be deemed to be substituted for the school districts out of which it is constituted.


in reply, said, that the Education Department was informed by its legal advisers that under Clauses 40, 41, and 43, no new school district could be formed without inquiry, and also that the provisions of Section 12, sub-section 1, did not apply to the formation of a school district. With regard to the words quoted by his noble Friend, they applied to a select district after it had been formed and not before.