HC Deb 12 March 1885 vol 295 c877

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council, If his attention has been drawn to a case of hardship to Nonconformists in the working of the Education Acts at Totnes; the building at present used as a Board School was formerly used as a British School, and is leased to the School Board by the Trustees for a term of years for the education of boys and girls; this building has now become quite inadequate to receive all the pupils; hence the existing Board proposes, instead of increasing the accommodation, to transfer to a Church School all the girls as well as all the infants; whether it is true that the School Board consists of four Episcopalians and one Nonconformist; and, whether he can intervene in the matter?


My attention has been drawn to this case, and I have directed inquiry to be made in the locality as to the alleged proposals of the Board, and as to the manner in which the deficiency of accommodation can be suitably supplied. I shall be happy to communicate the results to my hon. Friend when the investigation is complete.