§ SIR JULIAN GOLDSMID (St. Pancras, S.)
asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council, Whether a request was presented to him, as Chairman of the Endowed Schools Committee, by the Tunbridge Local Board, on behalf of the inhabitants of that town, praying the Committee to receive evidence from gentlemen appointed on their behalf, on the subject of the decision of the Charity Commissioners with regard to the school endowments at Tunbridge; and, whether this request was refused; and, if so, upon what ground?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT (Sir LYON PLAYFAIR) (Leeds, S.)
A request was received by me, as Chairman of the Endowed Schools Committee, to receive evidence from persons on behalf of the Tunbridge Local Board relating to the School Endowments at Tunbridge. The decision as to the locality of that school 669 was made by the Charity Commissioners in the exercise of their jurisdiction under the Charitable Trusts Acts, and not under the Endowed Schools Acts, and was not within the reference to the Committee by the House. Even had this not been the case, Tunbridge School was not among the selected typical schools to which the Committee confined their inquiry as illustrations of the working of the Endowed Schools Act.