HC Deb 30 August 1886 vol 308 cc776-7
Sir JULIAN GOLDSMID (St. Pancras, S.)

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether, inasmuch as Board Schools in some of the metropolitan districts, are in the habit of receiving children from areas beyond those in which the schools are placed, the consequence being that such, schools are not available for the children of parents living within such areas, instructions will be given that when school accommodation becomes urgently required for any particular district, the school in such district shall no longer be available for children of parents living at a distance?


The Education Department have no power to give any general directions as to the course to be followed by the London School Board in the matter referred to; but I may state for the information of the hon. Member that any parent who deems himself aggrieved by the exclusion of his child from a Board School can bring the case before the Department under Article 89 of the Code, and the School Board in question would be communicated with.