HC Deb 08 March 1887 vol 311 cc1584-5
MR. HOULDSWORTH (Manchester, N.W.)

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Whether he is aware that a strict enforcement of the Regulation just issued by the Science and Art Department, to the effect that "elementary or rough works" in drawing "will not be considered in making the awards for payments on results," will entail serious loss of income to various schools throughout the country; and, whether, having regard to the fact that the time intervening between the date of the Circular and the period when the drawings have to be sent in is not more than a month, he will consent to postpone the action of the New Rule till next year?


, in reply, said, it was never intended that the payment on results at schools should be diminished this year by the issue of the Rules contained in the Circular; and as some misapprehension seemed to be entertained in regard to it, he thought it best at once to give a guarantee that, so far as this question was concerned, no action should be taken in regard to it until the next examination was over.