§ DR. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeenshire, W.)
asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Whether he is aware that the frequent change of books used in board schools causes much dissatisfaction, more especially in the rural districts; and, whether he will take steps to lessen an expense which presses heavily on many poor people?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT (Sir WILLIAM HART DYKE) (Kent, Dartford) ,
in reply, said, that no expression of dissatisfaction, such as that indicated in the Question, had reached the Department. The supply of books was part of the School Board's administration, which it would be exceedingly difficult for the Department to interfere with; but if any specific case were brought to the notice of the Department, attention would be given to it.