HC Deb 04 August 1882 vol 273 cc756-7

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether he has caused inquiry to be made into the statement of a Member of the House to the effect that four children have recently been flogged in a school within jurisdiction of the Board for refusing to conform to a religion different from that professed by their parents?


Sir, as no clue has been afforded as to the name of the school in question, and as there are several hundred such schools in the Kingdom, I could scarcely be expected to answer the inquiry. When the hon. Member mentions the name of the school, I will ascertain the truth of the matter.


said, that he would furnish the Local Government Board with the fullest information necessary for making inquiries.