HC Deb 30 March 1882 vol 268 cc295-6

asked the Vice President of the Council, If he can give any reason for retaining, now that the payment on result of examination is fully admitted, a rule which may prove so prejudicial to the continued development of good schools in rural districts as that by which the total annual grant, exclusive of any special grant, made in consequence of the smallness of the population, may not exceed a sum equal to 17s. 6d. for each unit of average attendance, or the total income of the school from all sources whatever other than the grant, and from any special grant made to pay the school fees for the year, of scholars holding honour certificates obtained before the 1st of January 1882?


Sir, the hon. Member asks me the reason for retaining the rule limiting the annual grant to 17s. 6d. per scholar in average attendance where the local managers are not called upon for a larger contribution. My answer is, that the restriction is not imposed by the Code, but by Section 19 of the Education Act of 1876.