§ MR. STANLEY LEIGHTON (Shropshire, Oswestry)
asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, What is the estimated amount of expenditure that will be thrown (1) upon the rates, (2) upon the grants administered by the Science and Art Department, if the Bill for promoting Technical Instruction should become Law?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT (Sir WILLIAM HART DYKE) (Kent, Dartford)
I believe that the building of new schools will be a rare necessity under the Bill, and the establishment of Technical Schools, or Classes, in existing buildings will involve, in my opinion, a very moderate expenditure, which will, no doubt, be largely met by grants from the Science and Art Department, and fees of students. Under the existing directory, the sole increase of grants will be that which is due to the additional number of students admitted by the Act.