HC Deb 28 February 1888 vol 322 c1652
MR. RANKIN (Herefordshire, Leominster),

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Whether, in view of the general dissatisfaction expressed by witnesses before the Royal Commission on Education as to the method of awarding the Merit Grant, he will undertake to issue more exact instructions in the forthcoming Code, so that Her Majesty's Inspectors may be able to award the Grant in a more uniform manner?


I am aware that some dissatisfaction was expressed as to the working of the Merit Grant; but the instructions on the subject are already very full and clear, and I am afraid it would be difficult to amplify them without prejudice to the freedom an Inspector should possess to take all the circumstances into account in assessing the Grant.