§ MR. COOPE
asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether his attention has been drawn to the option granted in Canada to the payers of School Rates of selecting as to the application of their payments either to Board or to Voluntary Schools; and, whether he is prepared to take steps to assimilate the practice here, and to allow the same privilege to ratepayers as is enjoyed by those in Canada?
§ VISCOUNT SANDON
Sir, my attention, I need hardly assure my hon. Friend the Member for Middlesex, has been called to the manner in which schools are supported in Canada. The point, however, to which his Question refers is so large and important a one that I trust my hon. Friend will excuse me if I say that I do not think it advisable for me to enter upon it in those brief terms in which it is necessary for the convenience of the House that replies to Questions should be given.