HC Deb 21 March 1881 vol 259 cc1506-7

asked the Vice President of the Council, If his attention has been directed to a Memorial addressed to the Lords of the Committee of the Privy Council on Education by the mayor and inhabitants of Stratford on Avon, praying their Lordships to suspend the institution of a School Board for that town, until inquiry shall have been made into the grounds of the prayer contained in the Memorial?


A Memorial was drawn up by the Mayor and inhabitants of Stratford-on-Avon; but it was received by the Department after the Order for a school board had been issued, and I believe the election will take place next Thursday. But even if the Memorial had been presented earlier, it would not have been possible to suspend the Order, as the whole circumstances of the case had been fully considered before the Order was issued.