HC Deb 08 May 1884 vol 287 cc1687-8

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council, Whether a Board School district, which, has already provided both sufficient and efficient school accommodation for the whole of its population, can be compelled to provide additional school buildings within one and a-half miles of the existing schools, in order to supplement the defective educational provisions of other adjoining parishes?


The Education Department may require additional public school accommodation to be provided in one school district for the use of children living in neighbouring school districts when such accommodation cannot be otherwise conveniently provided. The Department have power to make the requirement, notwithstanding the existence of schools within one and a-half miles of the place named for satisfying the requirement. But, at the same time, they would propose a proper contribution from the adjoining district or districts.