HC Deb 04 April 1878 vol 239 cc529-30

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether the Education Department can make arrangements, in accordance with the usual practice in London, for the publication of the num- ber of voters recording their votes, as well as of the number of votes polled, for each candidate at School Board elections?


Sir, the question of the publication of the number of the voters recording their votes as well as the number of votes polled for each candidate during a school-board election is one well worthy of consideration, especially when it is brought forward by one who has such a thorough knowledge of educational subjects as my noble Friend the Member for Bury, and when the practice has been adopted with considerable advantage in London. The matter has been under the consideration of the Department. I cannot yet say what course they will feel themselves able to adopt about it, but I have no doubt that my Successor in the Office will give the subject his best consideration.