HC Deb 07 July 1887 vol 317 cc82-3
MR. MUNDELLA (Sheffield, Brightside)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, When this Bill would be introduced, and also when the Education Estimates would be brought forward?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

, in reply, said, he was afraid they could not hope to introduce the Technical Education Bill until the Irish Land Law Bill had been read a second time. When he was enabled to form some estimate as to when that measure would receive a second reading, he would endeavour to name a day for bringing in the Technical Education Bill. With regard to the Education Estimates, he was still less able to state the date at which they would be taken. The House had made very small progress at present with the Estimates; and he believed that it would be desirable to take all the Classes in their order on the Paper, as far as possible.

MR. BRYCE (Aberdeen, S.)

asked, If the Government had now decided whether the Technical Education Bill was to apply to Scotland; or, if not, whether they would introduce another Bill specially relating to Scotland?


I have every hope that the Bill will apply to Scotland; but, undoubtedly, the claims of Scotland will be fully recognized.