HC Deb 10 February 1881 vol 258 cc504-5

asked the Vice President of the Council of Education, Whether any, and, if so, what steps are being taken to reconstitute Sir W. Boreman's Charity, formerly the Green Coat School, Greenwich, as a training school for merchant seamen?


I am informed, Sir, that a draft scheme for Sir William Boreman's Charity, Greenwich, was published by the Charity Commissioners some time ago. It proposed to re-constitute the Charity as a school primarily for boys intended for sea service; but doubts were raised whether this would not create undue competition with exist- ing schools of a similar character. The scheme was consequently kept back till the opinion of the parties interested could be ascertained. These doubts have now been set at rest, and the Commissioners have decided that the scheme shall be proceeded with on the lines already indicated.