§ COLONEL DAWNAY (York, N.R., Thirsk)
asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether, after the passing of the Local Government Bill, it is intended to continue the present Treasury capitation grants to reformatory and industrial schools, or whether the payment of such grants will in future devolve upon the County Councils, in addition to the contributions already made to such schools by Quarter Sessions; and, whether it is intended that, in the future, the Home Office will retain any power in the management and control of reformatory and industrial schools, or whether such management and control will devolve entirely on the County Councils?
THE PRESIDENT (Mr. RITCHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)
The present powers of Quarter Sessions with regard to this matter are, under Clause 3 (1), VIII. of the Local Government Bill, to be transferred to the County Councils; but it is not intended either to discontinue the present grant in aid of the maintenance of children in such schools or to take away any of the jurisdiction of the Home Office in respect thereto.