HC Deb 18 February 1884 vol 284 cc1170-1

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether it is true that it is the intention of the Charity Commissioners to open the Milton Abbas grammar school at Blandford, which they have kept closed for the last seven years, as a girls' instead of a boys' school, which it has been for the last 300 years; and, if so, whether such a course is not entirely opposed to the views and wishes of the trustees of that charity, and to those of the inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood of Bland-ford; and, whether he will exert his influence as a Commissioner to dissuade the Charity Commission from such a course, and urge upon them the desirability of reopening the school for hoys as soon as possible, as by their delay the inhabitants of that district are suffering great inconvenience?


The scheme for the Milton Abbas Grammar School has not yet been submitted to the Education Department by the Charity Commissioners, and, therefore, I have no knowledge of the provisions it contains. When it is submitted it will be my duty to consider any objections that may be made by the hon. Member and by other persons interested. But until then it would not be proper for me in any way to interfere.