§ MR. E. STANHOPE
asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Whether the difficulties in the way of the formation of school districts in the fens surrounding Boston have been surmounted, and if so, how soon the first notices of his Department with respect to those districts are likely to be issued?
§ VISCOUNT SANDON
Sir, the difficulties in the way of the formation of school districts in the fens surrounding Boston are greater, as my hon. Friend is aware, than, I believe, in any other part of England, and I regret to say that though every endeavour is being made to expedite their formation, we have not yet seen our way to a satisfactory mode of treating them. We have some hope that, if a Bill brought in by my right hon. Friend the President of the Local Government Board, for making better provision for the arrangement of divided parishes and for other purposes, becomes law, we may possibly be assisted by it respecting these fen districts. In the meantime, if my hon. Friend will favour us by calling at the Education Office, we shall be glad to have the aid of his local knowledge.