HC Deb 28 April 1874 vol 218 c1261

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether, before a Vote is taken for Education, Science, and Art, he will state to the House in what manner the vacancy in the Science and Art Department created by the resignation of Mr. H. Cole is to be supplied; and, whether any reorganization of that Department is in contemplation?


The arrangements for the re-organization of the Science and Art Department, consequent upon the resignation of Mr. Cole, are at this moment the subject of communication between the Education Department and the Treasury. We have good reason to hope that they will very shortly be completed. I am anxious, if possible, to explain them to the House when the Education Estimates are under discussion; but I fear I cannot pledge myself to do so.