HC Deb 26 April 1887 vol 314 c4
MR. STANLEY LEIGHTON (Shropshire, Oswestry)

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Whether his attention has been called to a request from the School Board of Llanelly (Brecon), for the sanction by the Education Department of an enlargement of the Board School; whether it is a fact that in the Voluntary and Board Schools of the district, taken together, more than sufficient accommodation is available for the children; and, whether, under such circumstances, the Department is empowered, by the Education Act, to require or to sanction the provision of unnecessary school accommodation at the expense of the ratepayers?


The Question to which my hon. Friend refers is merely one of adding a classroom, which both the Board and the Inspector of the district think necessary for the proper organization of the school. Moreover, the Department are not satisfied that there is a sufficiency of accommodation in the existing schools; and, under all the circumstances, it would be unusual to refuse to sanction the Board's proposal.