§ MR. MILVAIN (Durham)
asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Why the Reports of the Inspection of Schools and the payment of grants have been so long delayed; and, when they may be expected to be made?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT (Sir WILLIAM HART DYKE) (Kent, Dartford)
Great efforts have been made by the Department, with the result of considerably shortening the time between the inspection of schools and the payment of grants. Whereas not long since two months used often to elapse, the average time now is little more than three weeks. But if my hon. Friend will oblige me with the particulars of any case I will at once make inquiry into the causes of the delay.