§ MR. LAWSON (St. Pancras, W.)
asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Whether the scheme under which. St. Paul's School, now situated at Fulham and Hammersmith, can be so modified as to give effect to the recommendation of the Endowed Schools Committee in favour of local control and sympathy being introduced into the management of such schools by allowing the Vestries of Fulham and Hammersmith to be represented on the Governing Body; and, if so, what steps are necessary to secure-this object?
THE VICE PRESIDENT (Sir WILLIAM HART DYKE) (Kent, Dartford)
Proceedings for the modification of a scheme made—as is that for St. Paul's School—under the provisions of the Endowed Schools Acts, may be taken by the Commissioners either on their own initiative or upon application of the Governors. In view of the fact that the scheme has been recently settled as the result of much deliberation and of full publicity, and that the locality in which the school happens to have been placed upon its removal from St. Paul's Churchyard has no special claim upon the endowment, it is improbable that proceedings will be taken by the Charity Commissioners for the suggested modification of the scheme.