HC Deb 20 July 1876 vol 230 cc1630-1

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether any estimate has been formed of the amount likely to be charged upon the Imperial revenue under the provisions of the fourteenth Clause of the Elementary Education Bill; and, if he will consider the propriety of limiting, according to the number of children in each school or otherwise, the amount of school fees payable for children who may obtain certificates under the provisions of such Clause?


in reply, said, this was a very difficult matter to calculate. He had, however, placed an Amendment on the Paper which he thought would meet the views of his hon. Friend and other Members on this subject. It was proposed that only 10 per cent of the children should get these certificates in each school, the preference being given to those attending for the longest time, and they must make 350 attendances in each year and pass an advanced Standard. Those provisions would extend to schools where the fees were not higher than 6d., and the fees to be paid for higher education not more than 6d.