HC Deb 05 August 1879 vol 249 c186

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether, looking to the fact that the sum of £119,129 a-year expended out of the Education Vote on singing is practically a capitation grant, as 9d per cent of the scholars obtain a share of it, he will consider, during the recess, whether it can be so administered as to produce an adequate return in musical culture?


, in reply, said, that the Education Department had commissioned Dr. Hullah, as Inspector of Music, to consider the question of singing in elementary schools. He had made his visits, but had not yet reported. When his Report was before the Government they would consider the matter, with a view of getting a better result for the money paid in grants from the public funds.