§ MR. MONK
, who had the following Notice on the Paper:— 403To ask the President of the Local Government Board, Whether he has come to a decision as to the desirability of placing Amendments on the Paper showing the conditions and qualifications upon which the Government had assented to the Second Reading of the Blind and Deaf-Muto Children (Education) Bill,said, the Question bore a very faint resemblance to the Question he had placed in the hands of the junior Clerk at the Table. Indeed, two Questions had been jumbled into one, so as to make them meaningless and absurd. He, therefore, declined to put the Question; and would simply ask, what steps it was intended to take with respect to the Blind and Deaf-Mute Children (Education) Bill? He would remind the Government that on the 26th March they consented to the second reading of the Bill with certain qualifications.
§ MR. SCLATER-BOOTH
said, the Bill now contained Amendments he had suggested with the view of making its provisions permissive; and he did not, therefore, think it his duty, on the part of the Government, to offer any further opposition to it.