HC Deb 24 May 1886 vol 305 cc1833-4
SIR BERNHARD SAMUELSON (Oxfordshire, Banbury)

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council, Whether his attention has been called to the fact that, in one of the Board Schools of London (the Beethoven Street School), where workshop instruction is given to boys in the Seventh Standard during a certain portion of the regular School hours, the time so occupied is not allowed to count in the register of attendance, thereby causing a reduction of the grant for average attendance; and, whether, pending the consideration which he has promised to give to a grant for technical instruction of this kind by the Science and Art Department, he will at any rate give directions that it shall not cause a reduction in the income of this and similar Schools?


The rule applied in the Beethoven Street School is according to the Code, inasmuch as workshop instruction does not fall within the subjects for which grants can be made according to Articles 15, 16, 17; and I am not empowered under the Code to authorize any grant to be paid in respect of attendance at workshop instruction.