HC Deb 07 March 1887 vol 311 c1400
MR. W. CAVENDISH BENTINCK (Penryn and Falmouth)

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Whether, in consideration of the evidence given before the Royal Commission on Education, against the present mode of administering the Education Grant, and of the system of "payment by results," he will consider the advisability of issuing with the present Code an instruction to the School Inspectors to relax the stringency of their present mode of examination, and to assess the Grant in accordance with the general excellence of the work done, rather than on the individual pass?


There would be an obvious inconvenience in anticipating the conclusions at which the Royal Commission may arrive upon the evidence laid before them; but if my hon. Friend will read the Code and Instructions to which he refers carefully, he will perceive that the assessment of the Grant now depends not only upon the individual pass, but, to a great ex tent, upon the general excellence of the work done.